Assessment at Schoolcraft
Schoolcraft College supports a performance‐based learning (PBL) model of curriculum development. This model focuses on the intended outcomes of student learning at three levels: institutional, program, and course. It allows faculty to shift the focus away from “what do I teach?” toward “what will the students be able to do?” and aligns assessment, teaching, and learning with the intended outcomes.
Assessment is a part of a continuous quality improvement process that includes the analysis of the current curriculum in order to:
- Prepare and Plan for the assessment;
- the Collection of the assessment items [or artifacts];
- the Review and Analysis of the artifacts;
- the development of Recommendations and Reports that may impact the institution or curriculum;
- and the Implementation of Changes that lead to continuous quality improvements.
Institutional Level Assessment
Institutional level of assessment measures the students’ performance of the Core Abilities. This measurement is assessed anonymously and is reported in aggregate.
Program Level Assessment
Program level assessment measures the students’ performance of Program Outcomes. This measurement is assessed anonymously and is reported in aggregate.