Outcomes Assessment Overview
Why do we Assess?
We assess to provide evidence of resources, implementation actions, and outcomes, to improve teaching, learning, co-curricular programs, and services in higher education (Banta & Palomba, 2014). The term assessment has come to be used as an overarching term in higher education, to include all activities designed for quality improvement, including student learning assessment, institutional effectiveness, and administrative effectiveness. Assessment is more than simply measuring and keeping data, it is the process of utilizing collected data as evidence that something is of quality. If deficiencies are measured, such data can be used to make evidence-based changes. The purpose of assessment is two-fold: it improves student outcomes and improves the work done at the university.
The Goals of the HSC assessment framework are multipurpose and include:
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