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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement UCORE Assessment

Embedded Assessment Results Influence Teaching and Build Shared Expectations of Student Achievement in English 101 [WRTG]

WSU’s Pullman English Composition Program has used English 101 (College Composition) assessment results to guide professional development for instructors and to start conversations across campuses to increase the shared understanding of instructors about the learning outcomes and expectations for student achievement. » More …

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 liaisons offer information literacy instruction in their respective disciplines and subject areas. Many of the public services librarians are part of the Library Instruction Team which focuses on collaborative instructional work with academic and co-curricular programs.  » More …

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 many students hold a misconception that human perceptions alter physical laws. Armed with this knowledge, faculty could aim instruction at improving students’ understanding of how science rests on physical laws that are unchanged by public opinion or perception.  » More …

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 data has been used to indicate progress toward institutional learning goals.  » More …