Messiah is committed to improving student learning inside and outside of the classroom by continually assessing and improving our programming.
The need for assessment in today’s educational environment is driven by both our internal motivation and by pragmatic external factors. Internally, as a community of educators we want to know that:
Accreditors for specific majors and programs, along with our institutional accreditor require us to assess student learning. Both the Pennsylvania State Department of Education and the federal government also support the use of assessment to improve education and view assessment as integral to the teaching and learning process.
Demonstrating our institutional effectiveness helps us plan and navigate through challenging times. As a part of our commitment to improvement and transparency, we share the following information using the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) transparency framework.