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Assessment Resources

What is "Assessment?

Assessment is a process of determining "what is." Assessment provides faculty members, administrators, trustees, and others with evidence, numerical or otherwise, from which they can develop useful information about their students, institutions, programs, and courses and also about themselves. This information can help them make effectual decisions about student learning and development, professional effectiveness, and program quality.

(Source: http://www.thenationalacademy.org/readings/assessandeval.html)

Online Assessment Resources

AAC&U Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education
American Association for Higher Education & Accreditation (AAHE&A)
Association for the Assessment of Learning in High Education (AALHE)
Assessment Conferences
Bloom’s Taxonomy
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
New England Educational Assessment Network
Rubric Development - Center for University Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment


Contact Institutional Research and Assessment

Most institutional research data is available through our publications and reports. If you need other information that is not available there, please contact our staff.

Cathryn Turrentine - Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, 603-358-2117
Vicki Warzecha - Associate Director for Institutional Research, 603-358-2125
George Smeaton - Associate Director for Assessment, 603-358-2625
Colleen Pascu - Institutional Research Analyst, 603-358-2129
Tracy Kaletsky - Assessment Systems Administrator, 603-358-2186

Did you know?
KSC’s four-year graduation rate is 53%, compared to the national average of 25% for public four-year institutions
KSC students have significantly more interaction with faculty than students at other similar colleges
44% of KSC students work with faculty members on a research project, compared to only 32% at other public liberal arts colleges