SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

3A.4: Multiple Measures

Assessment at Sauk is an integrated system that combines data from the classroom and from various other sources to enable regular discussion of student learning in a variety of settings. The type of measure is selected for its appropriateness to the nature of the assessment, but an examination of campus practices shows that a combination of internal and external measures exist, that indirect and direct assessment each have their place, and that some assessments are formative and others are summative. A sampling of practices displays the array:

By using a wide variety of data from varying sources, the faculty is able to benefit from the multi-dimensional view of student learning to improve instruction, curriculum, and the institution.