TAMU System Student Learning Outcome–Integration of Broad Knowledge
The Texas A&M University System delivers a common set/embraces a common view of important outcomes and is accountable for sustained measurement.
For all TAMU System universities, the rationale for assessing student learning outcomes (SLOs) originates primarily from efforts to maintain institutional effectiveness, which is defined as a process of identifying outcomes, assessing the extent to which they are achieved, and providing evidence of improvement based on their analysis.
Upon completion of their degree program, students will be able to synthesize knowledge from general and specialized studies.
All criteria met and results exceed expectations with little room for improvement.
Most criteria met and results indicate mastery of objective with some room for improvement.
Acceptable number of criteria met and results meet expectations with room for improvement.
Some criteria met and results indicate need for improvement.
Few criteria met; results indicate need for significant improvement or no/insufficient results reported to measure performance of objective.
Multiple assessment measures are used: internship portfolios, capstone assignments, and student teacher evaluations.
Sufficient. Results were mixed with some departments reporting student achievement nearing the goals set by the program and other departments reporting students met or exceeded the goals.
In two programs with low results, small numbers of students in the assessment cycle contributed to missing the target goal. Two other programs reported marked increases in results, primarily due to curricular changes made in previous years.
Programs with low results will monitor results for the next assessment cycle to look for trends in assessment results and/or develop more refined assessment measures to identify areas for improvement.