Using Outcome Attainment Values to Make Valid Instructional Decisions
Presented by Dr. Ronald Carriveau, Outcomes, Assessment and Measured Specialist, University of North Texas and Dr. Mike Simmons, Senior Associate Director, Assessment and Redesign, University of North Texas In Part 3 of his Developing and Managing an Outcome Based Assessment System That Meets the Need of All Stakeholders: From Student and Instructor To Institution and Accreditor series, Dr. Carriveau and Dr. Mike Simmons begin with a brief review of Parts 1 and 2 and then focuses on using assessment data to evaluate teaching and learning strategies in order to make evidence based instructional decisions. Outcome attainment values for a specific experiential learning strategy will be shown as an example for measuring the success of the strategy. The discussion will then move to using ExamSoft to obtain and report outcome attainment for AAC&U and DQP outcomes. Part 3 will conclude with six steps for a successful outcome based course design.