Current Evidence of Student Learning

Visual depiction of the NILOA Transparency Framework Evidence of Student Learning Component.

Evidence of student learning on WSU’s Learning Goals of Undergraduate Education in the context of the UCORE curriculum comes from results of UCORE Assessment activities, including direct and indirect measures.

Click on the headings below for more information about current evidence of student learning from a particular assessment activity. For current and past overall summaries of UCORE-related student learning assessment on WSU’s Learning Goals of Undergraduate Education, see UCORE Assessment Summaries.

Annual results of UCORE’s Capstone [CAPS] Assessment are compiled to provide a summary of student learning on WSU’s Undergraduate Learning Goals in the context of the UCORE curriculum at the near-graduation level. Click on the link below for the current summary of results from UCORE’s Capstone [CAPS] Assessment. For past summaries and additional information, see Capstone [CAPS] Assessment for UCORE.

  • Student Learning at the Senior-level: AY 2021-22 [CAPS] Assessment Results As reported in the AY 2021-22 [CAPS] Assessment Reporting Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE (PDF), assessment results indicated that 84% of students met or exceeded expectations at the graduating undergraduate level for Critical & Creative Thinking. Additionally, 82% of students met or exceeded expectations for Written Communication. In courses where faculty members found enough elements to evaluate student learning on […]

Roots of Contemporary Issues Assessment results are compiled each year to provide a summary of student learning on WSU’s Undergraduate Learning Goals at the first-year level. 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. Click on the links below for current summaries of Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Assessment results. For past summaries and additional information, see Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Assessment.

NSSE questions provide biennial indirect evidence of student learning on up to six of WSU’s Undergraduate Learning Goals at the first-year and senior levels (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). Click on the link below for the current summary of selected NSSE results mapped to the WSU Undergraduate Learning Goals in the context of the UCORE curriculum. For past summaries and additional information, see National Survey of Student Engagement.

Note: NSSE also provides participating institutions with a variety of reports. WSU’s complete current and historic NSSE results are available on Institutional Research’s NSSE survey webpage