Assessment

USLO Assessment

Course Embedded USLO's

Course-Embedded University Student Learning Outcome (USLO) individual student ratings are collected every semester for all approved General Education courses which are each associated with one of the five USLO’s: Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT), Communication (COM), Global Citizenship, Ethics and Diversity (GED), Information Literacy and Technology (ILT), or Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning (QSR). Each course has its own specific objectives which will vary in number between courses, but all courses include a student summary score pertaining to the students’ overall standing with regards to the course USLO. 

Longitudinal Course Embedded USLO Report 2013-2016

Course Embedded USLO Student Summary Scores Report 2015-2016

Course Embedded USLO Student Summary Scores Report 2014-2015

University Wide Assessments

The ETS Proficiency Profile is administered every three years to students classified as freshmen and seniors to assess general academic skills in Reading, Writing, Critical Thinking, and Mathematics. This multiple choice, computer-administered test is used at many colleges and universities for assessing the outcomes of their general education programs and for other accreditation or accountability reporting of academic effectiveness and learning gains. 

ETS Proficiency Profile Results Report 2016-2017

ETS Proficiency Profile Gains Report 2010-2014 (Reading, Writing, Math & Critical Thinking) 

Standardized, norm-referenced assessments produced by various testing companies are administered to students classified as seniors. Each assessment is administered every three years on a rotating basis, and each assesses the proficiency level of seniors on one of the five University Student Learning Outcomes of Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT), Communication (COM), Global Citizenship, Ethics and Diversity (GED), Information Literacy and Technology (ILT), or Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning (QSR). These multiple-choice tests are computer-administered, except for some performance assessment sections when applicable to a particular test.   

  • Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) - CCT
  • Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) - GED
  • Madison Assessment for Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - QSR
  • Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (SAILS) - ILT

Torrance Test of Creative Thnking Results 2014-2015

Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership Assessment Results Summary 2014-2015

Madison Assessment of Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning Results 2015-2016

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) rubrics were developed by teams of educational professional from over 100 higher education institutions, and include the most frequently identified criteria of learning for each of sixteen different learning outcomes. Washburn University implements performance assessments using the rubrics for assessing Oral Communication, Written Communication, and Critical Thinking every three years on a rotating basis. Written artifacts or papers are collected from students classified as seniors, and are scored by at least two independent raters using the AAC&U VALUE rubric assessing the specified learning outcome for that academic year.

Critical Thinking Results Report 2014-2015

Oral Communication Assessment Results 2015-2016

Written Communication Assessment Results 2015-2016