Assessment at Schoolcraft
Schoolcraft College supports a performance‐based learning (PBL) model of curriculum development. This model focuses on the intended outcomes of student learning at three levels: institutional, program, and course. It allows faculty to shift the focus away from “what do I teach?” toward “what will the learners be able to do?” and aligns assessment, teaching, and learning with the intended outcomes.
Assessment is a part of a continuous quality improvement process that includes the analysis of the current curriculum in order to:
- Prepare and Plan for assessment.
- Collect assessment items [or artifacts].
- Review and Analyze the artifacts.
- Recommend and Report results that may impact the institution or curriculum.
- Implement Changes that lead to continuous quality improvements.
Course Level Assessment
Course level assessment measures the students' performance of the Course Competencies. It is performed by faculty members within their classes.
Institutional Level Assessment
Institutional level assessment measures the learners’ performance of the Core Abilities. This measurement is assessed anonymously and is reported in aggregate.
Program Level Assessment
Program level assessment measures the learners’ performance of Program Outcomes. This measurement is assessed anonymously and is reported in aggregate.