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 Assessment||ATL - WSU||How Assessment Informs Program Decisions||Webpage with a sampling of types of program decisions influenced by assessment|
|Use of Assessment Examples||ATL - WSU||WSU Examples of Using Assessment to Inform Program Decisions||Webpage with selected examples, organized by decision and assessment type, of how WSU undergraduate degree programs used assessment to inform decisions|
|Use of Assessment||ATL - WSU||Using Assessment Data||PDF 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 Assessment||University of Hawaii, Manoa||Make Undergraduate Program Decisions Based on Evaluation of Individual Student Learning||PDF resource that explores how to use results for program-level assessment and decision making|
|Use of Assessment||Jonson, J. L., Guetterman, M. A. & Thompson Jr., R. J.||An Integrated Model of Influence: Use of Assessment Data in Higher Education||PDF article that explores a more inclusive model of possible uses of assessment evidence|
|Use of Assessment||University of Northern Iowa||On Using Assessment Information and Closing the Loop||PDF 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 Assessment||Bean, J. C., Carrithers, D. & Earenfight, T.||Transforming WAC through a Discourse-Based Approach to University Outcomes Assessment||PDF 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)|