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Assessing Learning at Jefferson College
All policies, procedures, practices, and instruments used to assess the courses, programs, and institutional services at Jefferson College have been documented in a single location in order to make access to them as easy as possible. This Assessment Handbook is available to assist in planning, implementing, revising, and reporting assessment activities at the College.
Additional helpful information can be found below, and the sidebar offers assistance with assessments used in the classroom.
Programs are reviewed every 5 years, as indicated in the Institutional Assessment Plan. The Institutional Assessment Process reviews at the program level. Completed reviews are accessible via the College Reports tab in MyJeffco.
Collaboration with Missouri Institutions
Learn about the work of the Learning Assessment in Missouri Postsecondary Education (LAMP) committee and subcommittees by exploring the LAMP website.
Multi-Section Assessment Efforts
Faculty at Jefferson College are starting to formally assess courses that have multiple sections taught by multiple instructors. They are taking a look at the extent to which students across all sections of a course are achieving expected learning outcomes, and then using the information to improve the course so that student learning increases.
General Education Academic Skills Development Program - Pilot
Many faculty are taking part in this project designed to assess how well Jefferson College students are developing skills like Critical Thinking, Written Communication, Problem Solving, and Quantitative Literacy. More information can be found in the Assessment Handbook.
Assessing Learning with Student Response Systems
Jefferson College uses Poll Everywhere as its preferred student response ("clicker") system. It can be integrated into PowerPoint presentations to enable realtime viewing of results. Contact Anastasia Luettecke for a short tutorial on working with this system if you would like to integrate it into your class.
Classroom Assessment Techniques
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are exercises used to help you assess student understanding. Most are quick and easy, and provide information that can be used to determine which areas students need help on and which teaching methods are most effective. These techniques are most effective when used frequently.
Here are links to some CATs you might consider using:
If you have additional techniques to share, please contact Anastasia Luettecke at x3357.