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Resources for Assessment

Assessment  Resources

The Assessment Office is here to support your efforts! The list below provides resources for different assessment projects.

Messiah University Assessment Policies and Assessment Documents

  • Assessment of Student Learning Manual —This manual provides an overview of Messiah’s approach to the assessment of student learning, including policies and expectations of campus departments.

  • Assessment Resources — The Assessment Resources are a collection of helpful information for writing learning objectives, assessing learning effectively, and sharing assessment results.

  • Assessment Rubric — This is the tool Messiah uses to evaluate the quality of each major/program’s assessment efforts.

  • Assessment Plan Template — Departments creating majors/programs use this template to record the department’s plan to assess learning in the major/program on an ongoing basis.

Assessment Software Resources

  • AEFIS Dean & Chair/Director User Guide — This guide provides instructions for basic procedures that our deans, department chairs, and program directors perform in our assessment software.

  • AEFIS Faculty User Guide — This guide provides instructions for basic procedures that all Messiah faculty perform on our assessment software.

  • AEFIS QuEST Faculty User Guide — This guide provides instructions for basic procedures that our QuEST general education faculty perform on our assessment software.

  • Assessment Workflow in AEFIS — See how faculty create, approve and improve assessment plans for each program at Messiah. 

  • AEFIS Video Resources — Watch video tutorials on managing, editing, and viewing results of assessments in AEFIS.

Assessment Best Practices

May Development Week

  • Discussion Guide — This outline is desinged to facilitate disucussions between department chairs/program directors and faculty as they work together to process assessment results in the spring.

  • Managing Assessment in AEFIS Training — See slides 6-12 for instructions on accessing assessment results and entering action plans, closing the loop, and reflection information in AEFIS.

  • Assessment of Student Learning Manual — Find reminders on assessment expectations, policies, and procedures.

  • AEFIS Dean & Chair/Director User Guide — Look at the "Accessing Assessment Data" section starting on page 49 for walkthroughs of running reports and collecting assessment data.

  • AEFIS Video Resources — Watch the videos on assessment management and using reports to see step-by-step video tutorials in AEFIS.

  • April 2021 Assessment Newsletter — Read our feature article about making assessment results meaningful, creating action plans, and closing the loop.