CRITERIA CHECKLIST FOR AN ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

 

( Marilee Bresciani and Caryn Ward, North Carolina State, in NASPAís

NetResults)

 

 

Department or Program Mission†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yes/No

 

  1. Does the departmentís or programís mission†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y††† N

clearly link to the Universityís mission statement?

  1. Does the departmentís or programís mission clearly

link to the Divisionís or unitís mission?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y††† N

††††

Department of Program Goals/Objectives

 

1.      Do the goals/objectives of the department or program

clearly link to the mission statement?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

2.      Are the goals/objectives of the department or program

a broad and general statement of what the program

wants students to be able to do?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

 

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

 

1.      Does each outcome (program, student learning, student

development, faculty development, and staff development)

reflect a substantial aspect of the program or department

goals/objectives?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y††† N

2.      Does each outcome describe what the program or

department intends for students and/or staff to know

(cognitive), think (affective, attitudinal), or do (behavioral,

performance, psychomotor)?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

3.      Collectively, do the outcomes reflect the most important

purposes of the program?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Y†† N

4.      Is the intended outcome:

 

a. detailed and specific?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

b. appropriate to the program or department?††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

c. measurable/identifiable?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

d. meaningful in making decisions of how to

improve the program?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

5.      Does the program have a component to be able to

deliver/implement each outcome?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

Evaluation Methods and Implementation of Assessment

 

1.      Are multiple methods, if appropriate, used to assess

outcomes?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††Y†† N

2.      Do the assessment methods include direct and indirect

measures of outcomes?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

3.      Is each assessment method or tool appropriate to the

outcome it is evaluating?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

††††††† 4.Are comparison data used where possible?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

††††††† 5.†† Do the proposed methods of assessment appear feasible

in terms of design, time, and resources?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y†† N

6.      Do the proposed methods of assessment yield information

that is suitable for program or department?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† YN

7.      Are the proposed methods of assessment consistent with the

best-accepted practices in that profession?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† YN

††††††† 8. Are criteria identified for each outcome?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† YN

††††††† 9. Are these criteria realistic?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† YN

10.    Where possible, are the proposed evaluation methods

incorporated into the day-to-day doing of the program?†††††††††††††††††††††† YN

Results

 

1.      Do the results reflect adequate sampling of students from

the department or program?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† YN

2.      Is appropriate information from results shared with multiple

audiences?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††YN

3.      Is there enough detail or specificity to determine the extent

to which the outcomes have been achieved?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† YN

††††††† 4.†† Do the results inform decisions for continuous improvement?††††††††††YN

 

Decisions and Recommendations

 

1.      Is the use of the results adequately stated to describe

specific changes made as a result of assessment?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† YN

2.      Do the decisions and recommendations clearly reflect the

results of the assessment plan?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† YN

††††††† 3.†† Is there evidence that assessment will be on-going/continuous?†††††††††† YN

††††††† 4.†† Are decisions made about the intended outcomes?†††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††Y N

††††††† 5.†† Are there decisions made to improve the assessment process?††††††††††††† Y N