After the data collection phase is complete, the data is organized. Quantitative data (such as final scores, averages, and survey results) and qualitative data (such as focus group and interview transcriptions and examples of student work) is assembled in preparation for analysis. Analysis provides meaningful feedback on students’ learning experiences and may be used to inform program-related decision-making.
Listening to the Data & Reporting
After reviewing the data, prepare a short summary of assessment results, which should be discussed with the members of the academic unit. Based on the results, determine the degree to which the Educational Goals have been met, where improvement is needed, or where changes to the Educational Goals are needed so that they accurately reflect what students should learn in the programs.
In preparation for the External Review visit, and as part of the Unit Self-Study, units are required to evaluate and report on their success in meeting the Program Level Educational Goals. The following template serves as a means of communicating the assessment summary in a Report Card (downloadable as MS Word document under Template Inventory).