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Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning Direct Measures

WSU Examples of Senior-level Direct Measures

An effective system of assessing student achievement includes measures at the senior level, near graduation, providing information about what students are able to achieve at the end of the program. Direct measures are assessments of students’ performances or work products that demonstrate students’ skills and knowledge. Direct measures come in many forms and WSU encourages programs to develop measures that fit their needs and disciplinary expectations.

Provided below are some examples, organized by type of measure, of senior-level direct measures collected by WSU undergraduate degree programs as reported in the annual undergraduate degree program assessment reports. The examples below are intended to show a range of senior-level direct measures and are not intended to be exhaustive or show all measures collected by WSU programs.