Current Assessment Activities

Visual depiction of the NILOA Transparency Framework Current Assessment Activities Component.

Current assessment activities include a range of projects designed to collect information about how well students are progressing with WSU’s Learning Goals of Undergraduate Education in the context of the UCORE curriculum.

The table below shows how current UCORE Assessment activities align with WSU’s Learning Goals of Undergraduate Education. Click on the links for more information about a particular assessment activity.

ActivitiesCritical & Creative ThinkingInformation LiteracyCommunicationQuantitative ReasoningScientific LiteracyDiversityDepth, Breadth, & Integration of Learning
Capstone [CAPS] Assessment for UCORE1XXX(X)(X)(X)X
Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Assessment2XXXXX
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)3X(X)XXXX


1 Quantitative Reasoning, Scientific Literacy, and Diversity are optional in [CAPS] courses, depending on the student project, discipline, and course

2 Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Assessment includes the Final Papers Assessment (aligned with Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, and Integrative Learning) and the Diversity & Inequality Papers Assessment (aligned with Diversity and Written Communication), conducted biennially in alternating years

3 NSSE questions mapped to Information Literacy are not part of the standard NSSE instrument and are only administered as part of certain optional topical modules