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The 2017-18 templates will be available to SACs in mid-October.

 

Assessment Process

In General

 

Assessment planning and reporting happen in two phases. For new assessments, each SAC will complete the planning portion of the Assessment template in the fall , and the end-of-year report (the latter portion of the template) in the spring. When conducting a follow-up assessment (assessing for improvement), SACs will fill out the Reassessment template--with the planning portion still due in the fall and the results portion due in the spring. CTE Programs and LDC/-DE Disciplines use unique templates. Periodically, SACs also submit a  Multia Multi-Year Plan (MYP) that projects their schedule for assessing/reassessing their degree and certificate outcomes (CTE) or PCC's Core Outcomes (LDC-DE). 

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LDC-DE SACs will conduct and report on one assessment project. Like last year, these SACs may assess/reassess an existing Core Outcome or may assess/reassess an exploratory outcome. CTE SACs shall assess for the LAC one focal degree and/or certificate outcome. It may be one that aligns with a Core Outcome, or it may be something that aligns with an exploratory outcome (e.g., information literacy or computational literacy). In lieu of these traditional assessments, SACs may join PCC's 2017-18 "All-In" Project. See below. 

Or,

"All-In"

SACs planning to do a large-scale assessment of 12 or more sections may participate in PCC's 2017-18 "All-In" internal assessment project. "All-In" ideally involves one course with 10 or more sections participating (could combine Winter and Spring courses) plus at least 2 sections of at least one additional course in the discipline (high-enrolling courses tend to offer more representative student demographics), OR 12 sections of different courses are acceptable for SACs that do not have that many sections of the same course. All-in SACs may assess using the new Cultural Awareness/Literacy rubric (PCC's own), or the LEAP VALUE rubrics for any of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, or Written Communication. Assessing only one of these outcomes is required.

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At the end of each academic year, all completed assessment reports are reviewed by faculty peers. Peer reviewers are recruited by PCC's Learning Assessment Council and undergo training before being assigned to teams. Over the summer the peer reviewers look at the plans, reports, summary data (where appropriate), and other documents submitted by their assigned SACs and critique them using a standard rubric. When the feedback forms have been completed, they are saved as PDFs and made available in September to the respective SACs. Copies of the rubrics to be used for 2018 assessment reports will be posted in October 2018 in the Templates section on this page.

CTE

LDC-DE


Assessment Resources

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