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Program Assessment Toolkit

Program assessment is the collection, review, and use of information about student learning undertaken for the purposes of improving academic programs. It is the summative assessment of student learning at the end of a four-year degree program. Assessing at the program level lets faculty know if students are mastering the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the program to be successful after graduation. Conducting program assessment is a five-step iterative cycle:

assessment cycle

The following resources provide guidance for planning your assessment work. They include an overview of the topic, guidelines, and a process for creating or revising materials related to the topic. There are also examples and additional resources for the topic.

UNC Assessment Standards of Practice
Program Assessment Plan Template, Checklist, and Example




Collect and Analyze Data

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