Use of Assessment at WSU
Assessment results inform continual reflection and discussion of teaching and learning and contribute to decision-making to support effective teaching, learning, and curricula. Decisions can include choosing to make changes to a program, continue current effective practices, or build on strengths.
Resources for Use of Assessment
- How Assessment Informs Program Decisions
- WSU Examples of Using Assessment to Inform Program Decisions
- Using Assessment Data [PDF]
- Use of Assessment Toolkit
Program Spotlights Related to Use of Assessment
- Team-based Online Focus Group Activity Collects Student Input on Capstone Project (Agricultural and Food Systems)
- Assessment of Undergraduates’ Experiences with High-Impact Practices (English)
- Using Results of Course-Embedded Assignments to “Close the Loop” (Psychology)
- Using Exit Survey Results to Assess the Senior Experience (Construction Management)
- Using Results of Standardized Examinations to Assess Student Learning Outcomes (Chemistry)
ATL also offers interactive workshops to WSU faculty and departments, adapted to meet goals, needs, and 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.