II. Two areas
are assessed per semester in a rotation so that all areas are
covered over a two-year cycle. The rubrics for the two areas are
distributed randomly among the faculty, with one of the rubrics
going to one half of the instructors and the other rubric to the
other half-each instructor thus assesses only one area per semester.
reading the rubric, instructors choose the instrument (paper,
in-class essay, exam, journal, etc.) they find most appropriate
to the assessment of the area covered by that rubric.
on the specific criteria stated in the rubric and using the scores
"More than adequate" (Score = 3), "Adequate"
(Score = 2), or "Less than adequate" (Score = 1), each
instructor fills out a one-page summary report
including a rating of each student for accomplishment in the given
area. The instructor calculates the average of the scores, specifies
the instrument used, and attaches comments, suggestions or recommendations.
one-page reports and attached comments are collected at the
end of the semester. The world literature committee reviews these
materials and produces a report with recommendations for specific
VI. This assessment
procedure was approved and put into effect during the Spring 2006
semester with the assessment of the areas "Writing"
and "Reading." This assessment mechanism replaced the
procedures that had been in effect since 1993 (see old
Forms and Rubrics (click on the entries below to download the
corresponding forms in Microsoft Word .doc format)