Using Assessment to Inform Decision-making in AY 2017-18 UCORE Capstone [CAPS] Courses
As part of AY 2017-18 [CAPS] Course Assessment reporting, instructors who indicated they had taught their [CAPS] course before were asked to report if they had made any changes to their courses based on assessments from previous semesters. Additionally, instructors indicating that they would be teaching their [CAPS] course again in the future were asked if they planned to make any changes based on assessments from this semester. Overall, 68% of instructors indicated that they had made or planned to make a change to their course based on assessment.
Most commonly the changes were to assignments or instructional approach. Below are some examples:
Use of Assessment to Make Changes: AY 2017-18 UCORE [CAPS] Report Summary Results
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Assessment results inform continual reflection and discussion of teaching and learning; they contribute to decision making to ensure effective teaching and learning. Decisions can include choosing to make changes, continue current effective practices, or build on strengths.
For additional information about how student learning evidence contributes to decision making intended to support student learning and quality educational programs, including general education, see Use of Student Learning Evidence. See Key Assessments for additional information about UCORE Capstone [CAPS] Course Assessment.