Outcomes Assessment


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Slide 25: Conclusion

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In conclusion, to reiterate three important points regarding the purpose of outcomes assessment:

First, outcomes assessment focuses on student learning across a program's curriculum so that successes can be documented and improvements can be identified.

Second, outcomes assessment should focus on how a program can improve student learning rather than be held accountable to those outside the program.

Third, outcomes assessment emphasizes using information not only about the resources and reputation of a program to determine its effectiveness, but also defining it with the fundamental concern being the growth and development of its students.