Assessment Philosophy

Donnelly College’s assessment framework has been designed to promote continuous program improvement. The faculty, staff, and students of Donnelly College recognize that program improvement can come in many forms, but that without taking time to examine and critically reflect on programmatic and internal operations there will be little chance of making meaningful or significant changes. 

What is Assessment of Student Learning?

Assessment is a systematic collection and analysis of data to improve student learning.  The assessment process collects and analyze data on whether students can demonstrate a set of knowledge and skills after completing a program of study.  It informs curriculum and program improvements.

2017-2018 Assessment Plans

SUCCESS FIRST

CCS 096 – Student Learning Outcome being assessed:
The student will have the ability to understand writing as a process.
Writing Assessment Rubric

CCS 097 – Student Learning Outcome being assessed:
The student will have the ability to use of pre-reading, reading and post-reading skills with college-level texts to increase comprehension.
Reading Response Journal Assessment Rubric

CCS 040 – Student Learning Outcome being assessed:
Students will have the ability to verbally respond in clear, understandable English.
Oral Presentation Assessment Rubric

Download the full 2017-2018 Success First Assessment Plan

STUDENT SERVICES

Tutoring – Student Outcomes being assessed:

Students who access tutoring on a regular basis (3 or more times a semester) should show greater success in classes overall.

Students who receive tutoring regularly will be more successful in the classes for which they are seeking tutoring than their classmates who do not seek tutoring.

Students who access tutoring should feel more confident and positive about their classes and learning and feel that they are receiving adequate help from caring, capable staff in a welcoming environment.

Download the full 2017-2018 Tutoring Assessment Plan

2016-2017 Assessment Plans

STUDENT SERVICES

Tutoring – Student Outcomes assessed:

Students who access tutoring should feel more confident and positive about their classes and learning and feel that they are receiving adequate help from caring, capable staff in a welcoming environment.

Students who access tutoring on a regular basis (3 or more times a semester) should show greater success in classes overall.

Students who receive tutoring regularly will be more successful in the classes for which they are seeking tutoring than their classmates who do not seek tutoring.

Download the full 2016-2017 Tutoring Assessment Plan