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Use of Assessment Toolkit

Below are resources that may be useful to programs as they plan their use of assessment. For more information about use of assessment at WSU, see Key Assessment Elements: Use of Assessment.

ATL also offers interactive workshops to WSU faculty and departments, adapted to meet goals, needs, and group contexts, focusing on ways to present and interpret results from program assessment activities, so that results can contribute to decisions that support student learning and assessment. For more information, see our Workshops page or contact us.

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Use of AssessmentATL - WSUHow Assessment Informs Program DecisionsWebpage with a sampling of types of program decisions influenced by assessment
Use of Assessment ExamplesATL - WSUWSU Examples of Using Assessment to Inform Program DecisionsWebpage with selected examples, organized by decision and assessment type, of how WSU undergraduate degree programs used assessment to inform decisions
Use of AssessmentATL - WSUUsing Assessment DataPDF resource that contains some common uses of assessment data for those who are in the beginning states (or those who could benefit from a refresher) of considering how to use the data
Use of AssessmentUniversity of Hawaii, ManoaMake Undergraduate Program Decisions Based on Evaluation of Individual Student LearningPDF resource that explores how to use results for program-level assessment and decision making
Use of AssessmentJonson, J. L., Guetterman, M. A. & Thompson Jr., R. J.An Integrated Model of Influence: Use of Assessment Data in Higher EducationPDF article that explores a more inclusive model of possible uses of assessment evidence
Use of AssessmentUniversity of Northern IowaOn Using Assessment Information and Closing the LoopPDF resource for those who may not know they best way to consider or use assessment results; three sections: reflecting on assessment data, assessing the assessment, responding to the data
Use of AssessmentBean, J. C., Carrithers, D. & Earenfight, T.Transforming WAC through a Discourse-Based Approach to University Outcomes AssessmentPDF article, told as a story, that explores how Seattle University used Barbara Walvoord's methods to transform their institution (specifically their Writing Across the Curriculum program)