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Following its participation in three-year run with the Multi-State Collaborative for three years starting in 2014-2015 , and its own “All In” assessment project in 2017-2018, PCC ushered in a new era of college-wide assessment in 2018-2019.  This was the year PCC’s General Education disciplines, known collectively as the DSACs (Discipline Subject Area Committees), first piloted their new rubrics and the first drafts of their signature assignments designed to measure attainment of the following outcomes:

DSACOutcome /Rubric(each has a self-titled rubric)
Arts & LettersIntegrative Learning
Cultural Literacy    Cultural Literacy
Science, Math, & Computer ScienceQuantitative Literacy
Social ScienceSocial Inquiry & Analysis


The scores were downloaded into data-crunching software and regrouped by artifact ID. After the data were entered-into a spreadsheet the inter-rater reliability was checked by a member of the psychology faculty.  The purposes of this check were to monitor and improve the agreement levels between different faculty scorers when they are rating the same artifacts.  This is important because while the dimensions and levels of our rubrics are carefully described, the descriptions must be interpreted and applied in the context of each student artifact.  It is important that instructors can agree on their ratings of student work in order to ensure the validity and reliability of our use of these rubrics here at PCC.

What follows is summary Summary data from the 2018-2019 Collegewide College-Wide Assessment Project are linked below. Note: We continue to develop our processes around assignment design and inter-rater (scoring) reliability.

2019 College-Wide Assessment Summary Documents

Analyses of Totals:

Total Score Distributions 2019 with Exemplars Identified

Scoring Summary


Also See: Latest Rubrics for all but Cultural Literacy. The Cultural Literacy rubric used in 2019 was found to be flawed and is under redevelopment re-development in 2020-2021.

College-Wide Assessment Q&A for Faculty (2018)