Student Learning Assessment
What is assessment?
Lane's vision is to transform students' lives through learning, but how do we know we are transforming students' lives? To better understand this, we must develop clear learning outcomes and evaluate our curriculum and pedagogical practices regularly to ensure a quality learning environment. Assessment of student learning focuses on students' attainment of knowledge and skills at the course and program or discipline level. This is accomplished by infusing the curriculum with general education learning outcomes intended to prepare students for success in the 21st century.
Assessment is at the heart of teaching and learning: Classroom teachers assess student performance all the time, often on a daily basis, gauging student mastery of course objectives/learning outcomes. At a shared course, sequence, department or program level, however, “assessment” necessitates that faculty articulate clearly to students and other stakeholders a shared understanding of what students will learn, how they will do so, and to what degree they will demonstrate proficiency.
Lane's Core Learning Outcomes
Role of assessment and general education at Lane: At Lane, the cross-discipline, general education goals that bisect our transfer and Career Technical education curriculum are called Core Learning Outcomes (CLOs). They represent the transferable skills that an educated citizen should possess. Such skills enable an individual to live, work, and think productively in our increasingly complex, global society.
- Think critically
- Engage diverse values with civic and ethical awareness
- Create ideas and solutions
- Communicate effectively
- Apply learning