Rubrics

Below are rubrics of best assessment practices to guide development of assessment documentation in the two critical phases of assessment activity: creating an assessment plan and reporting results and proposed improvements. Reviewers external to the program use the same rubrics to score each assessment phase and return the feedback to assessment planners.

Contact Information

Tiffany Phagan
Executive Director of Academic Assessment
(386) 748-1364
tiffany.phagan@erau.edu

Assessment Plan Rubric

0 Points 1 Points 2 Points 3 Points 4 Points
Multiple Assessment Measures Failed to submit work Specifies only a single assessment measure for every assessed outcome Specifies multiple assessment measures for some assessed outcomes Specified multiple assessment measures for most assessed outcomes Specifies multiple assessment measures for all assessed outcomes
Direct Assessment Measures Failed to submit work Specifies direct assessments for no outcomes Specifies direct assessments for some outcomes Specifies direct assessments for most outcomes Specifies direct assessments for all outcomes
Indirect Assessment Measures Failed to submit work Specifies indirect assessments for no outcomes Specifies indirect assessments for some outcomes Specifies indirect assessments for most outcomes Specifies indirect assessments for all outcomes
Appropriate Measures Failed to submit work Identifies assessment measures that do not appropriately align to any assessed outcomes Some assessment measures appropriately align to assessed outcomes Most assessment measures appropriately align to assessed outcomes All assessment measures appropriately align to assessed outcomes
Criteria for Success Failed to submit work Specifies measurable criteria for success for no outcomes Specifies measurable criteria for success for some outcomes Specifies measurable criteria for success for most outcomes Specifies measurable criteria for success for all outcomes
Documentation Rigor Failed to submit work Provides no documentation of process, failing to indicate participants, data collection timeframe, or other relevant details for any outcome Provides little documentation of process, failing to indicate participants, data collection timeframe, or other relevant details for most outcomes Provides comprehensive documentation of process, indicating participants, data collection time frame, & other relevant details for most outcomes Provides comprehensive documentation of process, indicating participants, data collection time frame, & other relevant details for all outcomes

Results and Proposed Improvements Rubric

0 Points 1 Points 2 Points 3 Points 4 Points
Completion of Assessment Data Gathering Failed to submit work Failed to gather data for any outcome Gathered data for few outcomes Gathered data for most outcomes Gathered data for all outcomes
Specificity of Assessment Data Documentation Failed to submit work Offered limited or vague data detail (few sources; did not always include the number of participants, only the percent participating) for all outcomes OROffered no documentation of data for any outcome Offered limited or vague data detail (few sources; did not always include the number of participants, only the percent participating) for several outcomes Offered comprehensive and specific data detail (used various sources; included the number of participants, not just the percent participating) for most outcomes Offered comprehensive and specific data detail (used various sources; included the number of participants, not just the percent participating) for all outcomes
Criteria for Success and Proposed Improvements Failed to submit work Offered no plans for improvement where measurable criteria for success were not met Offered only vague plans for improvement for all measurable criteria for success that were not met Offered detailed plans for apt and appropriate improvements for most measurable success criteria that were not met Met measurable criteria for success for all outcomes assessment measures OR Offered detailed plans for apt and appropriate improvements for all measurable success criteria that were not met
Assessment Leads to Program Improvements Failed to submit work No improvements have been made to the program or to the program's assessment processes in the past 3 years Improvements to the program or to assessment processes have been proposed in the past 3 years, but it is not clear whether the improvements were actually implemented Improvements have been made to the program's assessment process in the past 3 years but no improvements have been made to the program, itself Improvements to the program have been made within the past 3 years
Outcomes are Reassessed to Determine Impact of Program Improvements Failed to submit work None of the assessed program outcome results are compared to prior assessment Some of the assessed program outcome results are compared to prior assessment AND the impacts of any program improvements that have been made are discussed Most of the assessed program outcome results are compared to prior assessment AND the impacts of any program improvements that have been made are discussed All of the assessed program outcome results are compared to prior assessment AND the impacts of any program improvements that have been made are discussed
Trend Data is Collected Failed to submit work No trend data is collected or are occasionally collected but not evaluated  Trend data is occasionally gathered and evaluated Trend data is routinely gathered but there is no evidence of evaluation of trends Trend data is routinely gathered and evaluated and discussed