Areas of Study

Student Learning Assessment is an ongoing process of evaluating student academic growth and personal development and employing data-driven decision-making to increase student achievement and institutional effectiveness continuously.

Flow chart diagram

AY2017-2018 Reporting Calendar

The new cycle of 2017-2018 in the Google drive spreadsheet has been shared with Assessment Coordinators. Some notes:
  • If your program mission, SLOs, or measures (assessment tools) have not changed, you may proceed and roll over this specific information from the 2016-2017 cycle.
  • If you need to update or revise mission, SLOs, or the 2017-2018 cycle measures, you may do so in a Google drive spreadsheet via the new tab.
  • If your program SLOs have changed, but your data collection has not begun, then the new SLOs will be entered in Watermark next year. Data from 2016-2017 needs to be reported for this year. Contact email address if this scenario applies to you, and we will develop an appropriate action plan.
  • Each program SLO is to be assessed on an annual basis from now on.

Reminder I

The 2017-2018 cycle is a reporting cycle based on the 2017-2018 assessment data.

Reminder II

  • Student Affairs’ Learning Assessment Updates (LAUs) – DUE First Friday in June.
  • Academic Affairs’ Learning Assessment Updates (LAUs) – DUE First Friday in June.
Assessment of Student Learning – Findings: Results

This step involves making recommendations using your analysis of the data to make program changes that will improve student learning.

Assessment of Student Learning – Findings: Summarize Data

Information is the results of data processing or said another way; data only becomes information that you can use to make decisions after being processed. It's hard to understand data in bulk. Thus, it's best if the data is summarized in the results.

Assessment of Student Learning – Instructions: Findings — Analyze Data

Data Analysis. This step involves your interpretation (analysis) of the information from your data summaries.

Assessment of Student Learning – Setting Performance Targets

Setting a target is not about guessing what you can achieve. It involves knowing where you are now, what you are trying to achieve, and determining challenging but realistic amounts of improvement needed to get there.

Assessment of Student Learning – Tools and Methods

Important information about the assessment tools and methods used in Gallaudet university with relevant examples.

Assessment of Student Learning Instructions and Examples

How to write a mission statement, student learning outcomes, and more.

Curriculum Mapping at Gallaudet

Essential links to information about curriculum mapping in Gallaudet.

Developing a Scoring Criteria (Rubrics)

A rubric is a scoring guide used to assess performance against a set of criteria. At a minimum, it is a list of the components you are looking for when you evaluate an assignment.

Graduate and Undergraduate Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Program student learning outcomes (SLOs) from undergraduate and graduate academic programs

Office of Academic Quality Assessment Council

Information about the Assessment Council and its function within departments/programs.

Planning for Senior Assessment with Dr. Doherty

Workshop resources from the 'Planning for Senior Assessment with Dr Doherty'

Senior Literacy Assessment (SLA)

American Sign Language Senior Language Assessment Project Rubric (ASL)

Syllabus Checklist and Rubrics

The Checklist contains all the required syllabus elements for all courses offered by Gallaudet.

Writing Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs): the knowledge, skills, and dispositions students should take with them after completing a program or as the result of using services


Resource Type: Program Information

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