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 the WSU Undergraduate Learning Goals in the context of the UCORE curriculum.

The table below shows how current UCORE Assessment activities align with the WSU Undergraduate Learning Goals. 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 [CAPS] courses may require students to demonstrate additional applicable outcomes that advance Quantitative Reasoning, Scientific Literacy, and Diversity, as appropriate to the discipline or course (i.e., additional applicable outcomes are intentionally advanced in the course and can be assessed for UCORE’s [CAPS] assessment)

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 topical modules