Using Assessment to Inform Decision-making in AY 2020-21 UCORE Capstone [CAPS] Courses
As part of AY 2020-21 [CAPS] Assessment Reporting for UCORE, instructors were asked if they planned to make any changes in future semesters based on assessments from the current semester. Overall, 51% of instructors indicated that they planned to make a change to their course based on assessment.
Most commonly the changes were to assignments or course content. Below are some examples:
Use of Assessment to Make Changes: AY 2020-21 UCORE [CAPS] Report Summary Results
|Type||Quotations - Selected Sample|
|Teaching or instruction||
|No planned changes / Unsure||
Note: For fall 2020 and spring 2021, undergraduate courses at WSU were delivered at a distance and completed remotely, with extremely limited exceptions for in-person instruction, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Roughly 73% of fall 2020 and spring 2021 CAPS instructors indicated that there were substantial impacts to course assignments, learning activities, instruction, and/or grading as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 [CAPS] Assessment for UCORE.