Two measures must be provided for each program outcome. One measure must be direct; the other may be direct or indirect. Examples of direct and indirect measures are shown in the table below. Grades are not acceptable measures of student learning.
||Job placement data
||Acceptance by graduate programs
|Theses and dissertations
Be specific when identifying measures. Examples:
- Outcome: oral communication
- Measure: student presentations of capstone projects
- Outcome: research skills
- Measure: design, implementation, analysis, interpretation of capstone research project
- Licensure/certification exams
- Outcome: application of core Nursing competencies
- Measure: first-time pass rates on NCLEX
- ETS' Major Field Tests measure students' application of content knowledge in the following disciplines:
- Associate Degree in Business
- Bachelor's Degree in Business
- Business (Bachelor's and MBA)
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice
- Economics Psychology
- Literature in English
- Political Science
- Classroom assignments/exams
- List specific course(s) that will be included, and specific assignment or exam, if known
- Project or report completed as part of experience
- Evaluations by experience supervisor(s). Not satisfaction surveys - actual ratings of student performance that is directly related to the outcome. Like capstones, these experiences may be used to measure student performance on more than one outcome.
- Theses and dissertations
- Ideal for graduate programs. Contact UOEEE for examples of rubrics that can be used to evaluate the quality of theses and dissertations in several disciplines.
- Survey data from UOEEE
- Our Research and Evaluation team collects data from graduating students and alumni. Contact us for more information.