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Dawn Hawkins

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WHY Student Assessment
« on: February 16, 2012, 05:07:26 pm »
Dear Students,

In an effort to support and enhance student learning outcomes, the Web Design & Interactive Media department at AiPOD has begun implementing a series of student assessment initiatives to help gauge and track student competency. Each year a plan is developed and submitted to our office of Institutional Effectiveness. This plan outlines our goals and assessment methods for the coming year. Annually, we will be gathering data from quizzes administered in two courses occurring at different positions on each program grid as well as reviewing portfolio outcomes.

The Goals of Student Assessment

    To gauge student competencies are being met within the program
    To determine where/if weaknesses exist
    To help identify corrective actions
    The data collected from each of these "touch points" will allow us to determine how and where students are, or are not, meeting educational objectives. As a result, we will be able to make necessary changes to curriculum, etc. in order to correct any decencies found.


For example, Bachelor students will complete a quiz in their 3rd quarter and another in their 6th quarter. In addition, they will be assessed on visual work during 6th and 12th quarters. Associate students will complete a quiz during their 3rd quarter and another during their 6th quarter. In addition, their visual work will be assessed during the 6th quarter. Digital Design students will complete a quiz during their 3rd quarter and their 5th quarter and their visual work will be assessed during their final quarter.