Assessment Toolkit 

Student outcomes, tools, resources for faculty and staff working through the assessment process.

Curriculum Map

A general template form mapping curriculum along programmatic and institutional outcomes. 

Map Link

Bloom's Taxonomy

The hierarchy of pedagogical learning outcomes. This resources inlcudes verb for digital learning as well as traditional environments. 

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WEAVE Reporting

A guideline and instructions for reporting assessment data into WEAVE Online

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Annual Assessment Report

The online form used for reporting annual achievement and results for programs or majors.  

Link to Form 

Additional Resources

VALUE Rubrics

These rubrics provide tools to assess students’ own authentic work, produced across diverse learning pathways, to determine whether and how well students are meeting graduation level achievement that both employers and faculty consider essential.

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Assessment Glossary

It is important that faculty and staff agree on the meaning of terms that will be used in assessing courses and programs. The intent of this glossary is to promote a clear and common definition of terms rather than promote the use of jargon.

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Portfolios

A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that documents student growth from novice to master. Resources for implementing portfolios are provided by Students At The Center. 

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Other Resources

Additional readings and resources to help guide the assessment process. 

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Student Outcomes

What will a CMU graduate know and be able to do at the end of their course of study? And how will we know if they get there? Those two questions are at the heart of assessment.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) specify what students will know and be able to do as a result of completing their degree programs.

Writing Measurable Outcomes 

In contrast to Goals, that are general, broad, often abstract statements of desired results, Outcomes are specific and measurable and must reflect the curriculum. They express a benefit or "value added" that a student can demonstrate upon completion of an academic program or course. An outcome contains all three of the following elements:

    • What is to be learned (knowledge, skill, attitude),
    • What level of learning is to be achieved (criteria, standard), and
    • Under what conditions the learning is to be demonstrated (environment, support, etc.).
  • More Resources for writing learning outcomes:
  • Writing Measureable Learning Outcomes