What Is Assessment?


The links on this page are intended to provide some frameworks for thinking about what meaningful assessment involves and what it can accomplish.

VCSU Introduction to Assessment of Student Learning

VCSU Assessment of Student Learning Book - Click Here

Nine Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning Outcomes

(American Association of Higher Education)

A Higher Learning Commission Definition of Assessment

The assessment of student learning will be a key component of the Higher Learning Commission accreditation for the Valley City State University and for the 2011 self-study prepared for the HLC review team. An overview of the institutional accreditation process can be found by clicking the link in this sentence. The links below are intended to provide information related to Higher Learning Commission expectations for assessment of student learning.

Some Thoughts from Assessment Experts

Policies and Statements Related to Assessment From the Higher Learning Commission

Specific Examples for Assessment of Learning

The list below provides links to Higher Learning Commission self-study reports from selected institutions. Institutions marked with an asterisk are VCSU Peer Institutions accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The date behind the university name indicates the date of the most recent (past or future) re-accreditation visit.