Evaluating and Enhancing Outcomes Assessment Quality in Higher Education Programs

  • Kenneth Wolf University of Colorado at Denver
Keywords: Higher Education, Assessment


Accreditation is a mark of distinction indicating that an institution has met high standards set by the profession, and an increasingly important feature of the accreditation process in higher education is "outcomes assessment." This article presents two rubrics for evaluating the quality of an institution's outcomes assessment system. One rubric is for rating the overall quality of an academic program's outcomes assessment system, and the other is for evaluating its student assessment component in particular.