Comprehensive Assessment Plan

Comprehensive Instructional Assessment Plan

Campus-wide Level of Assessment

Campus-wide assessment is the process by which faculty formulate student learning outcomes across degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more, collect student data from across the degrees in order to assess how well students are meeting the campus-wide outcomes, and make improvements in curriculum and/or teaching to help students better achieve competency with the different outcomes. The purpose of campus-wide assessment is to 1) help students improve their performance on campus-wide outcomes and 2) help instructors across the degrees better articulate and teach those outcomes.

Green River Meets This Level: The college engages a four-year cycle of assessment for each Campus-wide Outcome. Student data is collected yearly for each of the four Campus-wide Outcomes. Then once every four years an interdisciplinary group of faculty convene to assess this student data, analyze it for patterns, report the findings, and recommend changes based on these findings. The college then responds to these findings by making changes needed to address the findings.

  • Assessment Team Job Descriptions
  • Report Template

Assessment Toolbox

  • Student Performances
  • Capstone Courses
  • Embedded Assessments
  • Indirect Assessments
  • Portfolios
  • Pre/Post Tests
  • Standardized Tests
  • Program Level of Assessment
Program-level Assessment

Program-level assessment is the process by which faculty in programs formulate clear outcomes for their overall program of study, collect student data from courses across the program in order to assess how well students are meeting the program outcomes, and make improvements in program curriculum to help students better achieve competency with the different outcomes. The purpose of program-level assessment is to 1) help students improve their performance on program outcomes and 2) help instructors across programs to better articulate and teach those outcomes.

Green River Meets This Level: Assessment project completed by each program as a requirement of Program Assessment and Improvement. Note: This is run through the VP of Instruction's office.

Assessment Portion of Program Assessment and Improvement

  1. For each of the department's stated goals and/or objectives, identify outcomes assessment methods used to measure effectiveness.
  2. After reviewing data/reports collected on the department's performance based on the assessment measures, evaluate the effectiveness of the department.
  3. Recommend areas of improvements and develop an action plan to address those improvements.
  • Summer Assessment Institute
Classroom Level of Assessment

Course-level assessment is the process by which individual instructors form clear outcomes for their courses, assess student ability of those outcomes, and make changes to their teaching and/or instructional materials to help students better achieve those outcomes. The purpose of course-level assessment is to 1) help students improve their performance on specific course outcomes and 2) help instructors better articulate and teach those outcomes.

Green River Meets This Level: Yearly Summer Assessment Institute, Course Adoption Revision Database (link between course outcomes and Campus-wide Outcomes), Yearly Syllabus Workshop