Use of Student Learning Evidence

Research Services Librarians Conduct and Use Information Literacy Assessment

Information Literacy, one of WSU’s Seven Learning Goals of Undergraduate Education, refers to effectively identifying, locating, evaluating, using responsibly and sharing information for the problem at hand. The nearly thirty WSU research/public services librarians, across all campuses (including fully online WSU Global), provide library instruction to faculty, students, and staff. Subject specialist librarians and departmental […]

Using Final Papers Assessment Project Results to Improve UCORE First-Year Experience [ROOT] Courses

The Final Papers Assessment Project results provide Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] faculty with information about students’ grasp of program outcomes. In this way, rubric scores from student papers evaluated by program faculty can be used to direct and improve instruction.  

Using Assessment to Inform Decision-making in Spring 2016 UCORE Capstone [CAPS] Courses

As part of the Spring 2016 [CAPS] Course Assessment reporting, instructors were asked to indicate if they had made changes to their course in spring 2016 based on assessment from previous semesters. Overall, 39% of instructors indicated that they had made changes to their course in spring 2016 based on assessments from previous semesters. Most […]

Using Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) Results to Improve UCORE Courses

Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) results provide faculty with information about students’ grasp of science literacy. Wrong answers on the SLCI reveal students’ common misconceptions about science, information which can be used to direct and improve teaching related to science literacy. For example, responses to SLCI of students in a particular course may reveal that […]

Using Assessment to Inform Decision-making in [CAPS] Courses: 2015 [CAPS] Course Assessment Pilot

As part of the 2015 UCORE Capstone [CAPS] Course Assessment Report pilot, [CAPS] instructors were asked to describe if they planned to make any changes to their course, assignments, or assessment. Overall, 54% of instructors indicated that they planned to make changes to improve the [CAPS] course. 

Using Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) Results to Inform Decision-making at Multiple-levels

Faculty have used results from the Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) in a variety of ways to inform and improve their science literacy instruction including adapting assignments and more explicitly addressing science literacy concepts in instruction. Academic degree programs have used the data to compare students at different academic levels. At the institutional level, SLCI […]