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Title: Assessing Student Learning at Central Piedmont Community College


1
Assessing Student Learning at Central Piedmont
Community College
  • Marilee J. Bresciani, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor, Postsecondary Education and
  • Co-Director of the Center for Educational
    Leadership, Innovation, and Policy
  • San Diego State University
  • 3590 Camino Del Rio North
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
  • 619-594-8318
  • Marilee.Bresciani_at_mail.sdsu.edu

2
Presentation Overview
  • Overview of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA)
  • Importance of OBA
  • Components of OBA
  • Incorporating Classroom Assessment Activities to
    Evaluate College Core Competencies

3
Ask Yourself These Questions
  • What decision did you make about your program
    last year?
  • What evidence did you use to inform that
    decision?
  • What was it that you were trying to influence
    about your program when making that decision with
    the stated evidence?

4
That is Outcomes-Based Assessment (Bresciani,
2006)
  • Most people do capitalize on their innate
    intellectual curiosity to find out what works
  • Most people just dont articulate their intended
    end results (e.g., outcomes) ahead of time
  • Most people dont document the decisions made
    based on their results
  • Most people dont follow up later to see if their
    decisions made the intended improvement

5
The Assessment Cycle (Bresciani, 2006)
  • The key questions
  • What are we trying to do and why? or
  • What is my program supposed to accomplish? or
  • What do I want students to be able to do and/or
    know as a result of my course/program?
  • How well are we doing it?
  • How do we know?
  • How do we use the information to improve or
    celebrate successes?
  • Do the improvements we make contribute to our
    intended end results?

6
The IterativeSystematicAssessment
CycleAdapted from Peggy Maki, Ph.D. by
Marilee J. Bresciani, Ph.D.
Gather Data
Interpret Evidence
Mission/Purposes Goals Outcomes
Implement Methods to Deliver Outcomes and Methods
to Gather Data
Make decisions to improve programs enhance
student learning and development inform
institutional decision- making, planning,
budgeting, policy, public accountability
7
What are you already doing that could be
considered outcomes-based assessment?
  • How can you already use your classroom assessment
    activities to evaluate core competencies?

8
The Purpose
  • Outcomes-Based assessment does not exist for
    assessments sake
  • It is taking what most of us already do, and
    making it systematic
  • Its purpose is to reflect on the end result of
    doing - - are we accomplishing that which we say
    we are?

9
The Purpose, Cont.
  • Strategic and Action Planning are incorporated
    into it
  • It helps you connect classroom activities to
    larger college values
  • It helps make learning expectations and learning
    connections clear to the students

10
The Purpose, Cont.
  • It can be used in program review and IE

11
Drivers of Outcomes-Based Assessment (Ewell, 2003)
  • To improve the underperforming student
  • Competency Movement in Business and Industry
  • International Trade Agreements
  • Bologna Declaration of 1999

12
Drivers, Cont.
  • Government Conversation, 1985
  • The Higher Education Re-authorization Act
    Testimonies in USA, 2002 and 2006
  • Response to NCLB Legislation
  • Regional Accreditation flexibility
  • CRAC 2003, 2004
  • Both documents focus on student learning

13
Drivers, Cont.
  • National Commission on the Future of Higher
    Education, 2006
  • Demand for Public Information about Performance
  • Transparency of outcomes and results
  • Comparable measures of quality
  • Demonstration of value-added of the entire
    educational experience

14
Drivers, Cont.
  • Accountability requirements handed back to states
  • Performance indicators
  • Discipline Standards could be designed by
    disciplines
  • But who sets the standards for general learning?

15
How would you explain the importance of
outcomes-based assessment
  • To your colleagues
  • Your students
  • Other constituents?

16
Typical Components of An OBA Program Review Plan
(Bresciani, 2006)
  • Program or Course/Workshop Name
  • Program Mission or Course/Workshop Purpose
  • Goals Your Core Competencies
  • Align with your strategic plan, strategic
    initiatives, college competencies, division
    goals, or department goals
  • Outcomes Your Key Indicators
  • Student Learning and Program
  • Planning for Delivery of Outcomes Your
    Project/Activity
  • Concept Mapping
  • Course Design (e.g., syllabus)

17
Typical Components of An Outcomes-Based
Assessment Plan, Cont. (Bresciani, 2006)
  • Evaluation Methods Your Method of Assessment
  • Link the method directly to the outcome
  • Include criteria for each method as it relates to
    each outcome
  • Add Limitations, if necessary
  • Include Department, Institutional, or State
    Indicators

18
Typical Components of An Outcomes-Based
Assessment Plan, Cont.
  • Implementation of Assessment Process
  • Identify who is responsible for doing each step
    in the evaluation process (list all of the people
    involved in the assessment process at each step
    of the process)
  • Outline the timeline for implementation
  • Identify who will be evaluated
  • Identify other programs who are assisting with
    the evaluation
  • Identify who will be participating in
    interpreting the data and making recommendations
    and decisions

19
Typical Components of An Outcomes-Based
Assessment Report
  • Program Name
  • Outcomes
  • Results
  • Summarize the results for each outcome
  • Summarize the process to verify/validate the
    results
  • Summarize how the results link with demonstration
    of core competencies/performance indicators

20
Typical Components of An Outcomes-Based
Assessment Report, Cont.
  • Decisions and Recommendations
  • Summarize the decisions/recommendations made for
    each outcome
  • Identify the groups who participated in the
    discussion of the evidence that led to the
    recommendations and decisions
  • Summarize how the decisions /recommendations may
    improve core competencies/performance indicators
  • Identify how intended improvements enhance
    strategic initiatives, if applicable

21
Typical Components of An Outcomes-Based
Assessment Report, Cont.
  • Decisions and Recommendations, Cont.
  • Summarize the suggestions for improving the
    assessment process
  • Identify when each outcome will be evaluated
    again (if the outcome is to be retained)
  • Identify those responsible for implementing the
    recommended changes
  • Identify the resources needed to make the
    necessary improvements, if applicable

22
Which steps do you already have in place?
  • Which portions of the template do you already
    have completed?

23
Mapping Core Competencies to Courses
  • Identifying method of delivery of core competency

24
Template
Core Competencies Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Critical Thinking        
Communication        
Personal Growth and Responsibility        
Information Technology and Quantitative Literacy        
25
Example
Core Competencies DEN 111-01/04 BUS 234 COM 231 DAN 110
Critical Thinking Case Scenario Training Session    
Communication Case Scenario Training Session    
Personal Growth and Responsibility       Group Project
Information Technology and Quantitative Literacy     Presentation  
26
Evaluating Core Competencies within Courses
  • We need to make sure the outcomes for each Core
    Competency (CC) are articulated within each
    course that aligns with each CC

27
Outcomes
  • Outcomes are more detailed and specific
    statements derived from the goals.
  • These are specifically about what you want the
    end result of your efforts to be. In other
    words, what do you expect the student to know and
    do as a result of your one hour workshop 1 hour
    individual meeting website instructions etc.
  • It is not what you are going to do to the
    student, but rather it describes how you want the
    student to demonstrate what he or she knows or
    can do.

28
Additional Assistance Constructing Learning
OutcomesBlooms Taxonomy
  • Outcomes use active verbs such as articulate,
    illustrate, conduct, synthesize, analyze,
    construct, etc.
  • Depending on what level of learning you expect
    from your learning delivery method.
  • http//www.teachers.ash.org.au/researchskills/dalt
    on.htm
  • http//www.kent.wednet.edu/KSD/MA/resources/blooms
    /teachers_blooms.html
  • http//www.coun.uvic.ca/learn/program/hndouts/bloo
    m.html

29
Outcomes, Cont.
  • Make a conscious decision to articulate outcomes
    that infer pre- and post-tests
  • Make a conscious decision to be held responsible
    for behavior
  • Remember that your outcomes may look different
    for your various constituents - - you may want to
    start with your more manageable population first,
    such as your Para-professionals

30
Examples of Outcomes, Cont.
  • Students will be able to
  • correctly identify each infection control error
  • Give verbal details and explanations of topic to
    the class

31
Refining Outcomes for CT
  • Students will learn the topics that are
    important to human resources.

32
Refining Outcomes, Cont.
  • Students will be able to explain the topics that
    are important to human resources.

33
Refining Outcomes
  • Students will understand the target audience.

34
Refining Outcomes, Cont.
  • Students will be able to identify the target
    audience and identify at least strategies that
    the target audience will most likely be
    responsive to

35
Questions to Ask Yourself About Outcomes
  • Is it measurable/identifiable?
  • Is it meaningful?
  • Is it manageable?
  • Who is the target audience of my outcome?
  • Who would know if my outcome has been met?
  • How will I know if it has been met?
  • Will it provide me with evidence that will lead
    me to make a decision for continuous improvement?

36
After you have articulated your outcomes
  • Make sure You have a program that can actually
    deliver the outcome
  • e.g., planning

37
Template
Outcomes Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
         
         
         
         
38
Example
Outcomes DEN 111 DEN 103
CT - Students will be able to correctly determine whether infection control errors are present in each picture Rubric applied to case scenario  
CT - correctly identify each infection control error Rubric applied to case scenario  
COM - Give verbal details and explanations to the class Rubric applied to case scenario Rubric applied to case scenario
COM - Correctly write out a prescription order   Rubric applied to case scenario
COM - Present the case to the class Rubric applied to case scenario Rubric applied to case scenario
39
Work on Outcome Delivery Map
  • Where can you identify opportunities for shared
    evaluation tools?

40

Take-Home Messages
  • You do not have to assess everything you do every
    year.
  • You dont have to do everything at once-start
    with 2 or 3 learning outcomes
  • Think baby steps
  • Be flexible
  • Acknowledge and use what you have already done.
  • Assessment expertise is available to help - -not
    to evaluate your program
  • Borrow examples from other institutions to modify
    as appropriate
  • Time for this must be re-allocated
  • We allocate time according to our priorities

41
Resources
  • Each Other
  • University Planning and Analysis (UPA) Assessment
    website
  • http//www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/assmt/

42
One Minute Evaluation
  • What is the most valuable lesson that you learned
    from this workshop?
  • What is one question that you still have?
  • What do you think is the next step that your
    division/program needs to take in order to
    implement systematic program assessment?

43
References
  • Bresciani, M.J. (September, 2002). The
    relationship between outcomes, measurement. and
    decisions for continuous improvement. National
    Association for Student Personnel Administrators,
    Inc NetResults E-Zine. http//www.naspa.org/netre
    sults/index.cfm
  • Bresciani, M.J., Zelna, C.L., and Anderson, J.A.
    (2004). Techniques for Assessing Student Learning
    and Development in Academic and Student Support
    Services. Washington D.C.NASPA.
  • Ewell, P. T. (2003). Specific Roles of Assessment
    within this Larger Vision. Presentation given at
    the Assessment Institute at IUPUI. Indiana
    University-Purdue University- Indianapolis.
  • Maki, P. (2001). Program review assessment.
    Presentation to the Committee on Undergraduate
    Academic Review at NC State University.

44
References, Cont.
  • Bresciani, MJ.(2006). Outcomes-Based
    Undergraduate Academic Program Review A
    Compilation of Institutional Good Practices.
    Sterling, VA Stylus Publishing.
  • Bresciani, M. J., Gardner, M. M., Hickmott, J.
    (In Press). Demonstrating student success in
    student affairs. Sterling, VA Stylus
    Publishing.
  • NC State University, Undergraduate Academic
    Program Review. (2001) Common Language for
    Assessment. Taken from the World Wide Web
    September 13, 2003 http//www.ncsu.edu/provost/ac
    ademic_programs/uapr/process/language.html
  • Palomba, C.A. and Banta, T.W. (1999). Assessment
    essentials Planning, implementing and improving
    assessment in Higher Education. San Francisco
    Jossey-Bass.
  • University of Victoria, Counseling Services.
    (2003) Learning Skills Program Blooms Taxonomy.
    Taken from the World Wide Web September 13, 2003
    http//www.Coun.uvic.ca/learn/program/hndouts/bloo
    m.html
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