Assessment of Learning

Montgomery County Community College's commitment to assessment reflects the College's recognition of the critical role that a systematic and ongoing cycle of assessment plays in continuous improvement. Quality assessment promotes continuous improvement at all levels of the College by providing the necessary evidence to guide effective decision-making, for example, in budgeting, curricular development, and the alignment of services to meet the needs of the College community. The College also recognizes the importance of assessment to our external stakeholders and accrediting bodies and, most importantly, to our students.

Our commitment to assessment at Montgomery County Community College remains embedded in each year of the College's Strategic Plan and in the College's most current Mission Statement.

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Montgomery County Community College

Overview: Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Program

Core

Course

Approach: Annual Report Cards and Five-Year Review Process Approach: A Modified Institutional Portfolio Approach: Targeting Student Success Every Year
Program Assessment Plans include Student Learning Outcomes and identify measures used for assessment Thirteen Core Learning Goals each with specific outcomes mapped to courses and programs ACT 335 Standard Course Forms with measurable outcomes, identification of General Education goals and integrated assessment plans
Annual Program Reporting includes institutional program data, curriculum monitoring, and assessment results Student Artifacts identified prior to assessment and mapped to and through programs All-College Calendar of Course Assessment every course assessed regularly
Academic Program Advisory Committees which include outside experts who advise selected programs on trends and improvements Plans with Rubrics Mapped to Outcomes faculty-designed measures for maximum information Gatekeeper Course Monitoring in conjunction with the Student Success Initiative
External Accreditation are credentials for selected programs and license students Assessment Activities of faculty-driven assessment within general education courses New and Modified Courses with mandatory assessment plans to create a culture of assessment
Academic Program Review which include SWOT analysis, curricular review, external advising, transfer partner review, and evidence of student learning Evidence of Student Learning which includes data-driven reporting of direct and indirect measures Student Course Evaluations which are anonymous and aggregated
  Benchmarking via external data from CCSSE and VFA-recommended standards Faculty-Driven Improvement for use as evidence in programs and courses right away
  Closing the Loop which includes using evidence for immediate improvement Center for Faculty Development Support with ongoing training in best practices

Institutional Assessment

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