• YU Learning Assessment

  • Steps for Effectively Implementing Program-Level Assessment

    1. Clearly define program’s/major’s mission

    2. Identify student outcome learning goals that directly align with program’s/major’s mission

    3. Define learning goals by stating objectives

    4. Map out which program/major courses and learning experiences will enable students to achieve program/major goals (curriculum mapping)

    5. Devise a program/major assessment plan and timeline

    6. Identify which goals you are going to assess and when

    7. Develop comprehensive methods for both directly and indirectly assessing students’ attainment of those goals (NOTE: no one assessment can evidence learning—multiple pieces of evidence are needed)

    8. Develop corresponding scoring rubrics to ensure consistency and accuracy in scoring of assessments (NOTE: rubrics are not the assessment, but a tool for scoring assessments)

    9. Implement the assessment plan and continuously monitor its effectiveness, making changes or improvements when necessary

    10. Analyze assessment results and communicate/report findings

    11. Use assessment results to inform and improve program’s/major’s effectiveness in meeting learning goals and objectives

    12. Document steps 1-11

    Click Here for YU Program/Major Assessment Guidelines

  • Contact Us

    Please contact us if there is any aspect of this website or student learning assessment that you would like to discuss.

    Rachel J. Ebner, PhD
    Director of Student Learning Assessment
    Belfer Hall 1300A; 215 Lex. Room 606
    212.960.5400, ext. 6138

Yeshiva University
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033

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