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How to Assess Learning Outcomes

Direct Measures:  Evaluate samples of student work such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Score gains on pre-post test
  • Test, quizzes, homework
  • Presentations
  • Online discussion threads
  • Passing rates
  • Standardized tests
  • Case analysis
  • Portfolios

Rubrics are one way to measure student work. 

Indirect Measures:  Measures opinions or ideas of students pertaining to their knowledge, skills, or attitudes.  Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Surveys (course evaluations, exit questions, alumni, etc)
  • Listening (students working in groups and faculty/staff listening to their conversations)
  • Muddiest points
  • Asking students questions
  • Student reflections
  • Focus groups

Additional Resources

American Association of Colleges and Univeristies - Value Rubrics

Chandler Gilbert Community College - Institutional Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Video Tutorials

Importing Institutional Learning Outcome (ILO) rubrics into your course - 

University of Toronto - Following Through on Learning Outcomes