The Assessment Process at Texas A&M

 

This diagram shows the continuous process of assessment.  The elements of this process are common but sometimes named differently depending on the resources and use.  The table below compares the elements in this diagram to the common language of assessment used at Texas A&M and the assessment categories in WEAVEOnline, which is the assessment data management system used by Texas A&M to collect and report annual assessment.


The Assessment Process Common Language WEAVEOnline
Develop Program Mission and Outcomes Mission Statement
Student Learning Outcomes
Program Outcomes
Mission/Purpose
Outcomes/Objectives
Design an Assessment Plan Assessment Plan
Assessment Method
Achievement Target
Rubrics
Measures
Targets
Implement the Plan and Gather Information Direct Methods
Indirect Methods
Curriculum Map
Findings
 
Findings
Interpret/Evaluate Information Analysis of Findings
Assessment Report
Achievement Summary/Analysis
Modify and Improve Action Plan Action Plan Tracking