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  • Assessment of Student Learning

    Edison State Community College is committed to providing quality education and services to students. To promote quality, Edison State has implemented a number of assessment procedures to measure General Education, career programs and student perceptions regarding academic and support services.

  • Assessment Committee Members

    Ruth Barney
    Amanda Bylczynski 
    Greg Clem
    Brian Leingang

      Steve Whiteman
    Julie Willenbrink  
    Mona Walters 

    Click the button below to view the current Assessment Handbook.

    Assessment Handbook

    General Education is a group of courses that provide a broad educational foundation and promote lifelong learning and personal, professional and social growth. The overall goals of a General Education at Edison State Community College are characterized by six learning outcomes. The General Education outcomes are assessed annually throughout the courses that are offered. The results of the assessments are evaluated and alterations to these assessments are made, if needed, to increase their effectiveness. If results indicate, changes may be made to the General Education course in order to enhance the focus relating to specific outcomes. This assessment procedure allows Edison State to verify that students receiving a General Education have increased their competency regarding the General Education outcomes listed below.

    Oral Communication Written Communication
    Critical Thinking Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
    Mathematics Diversity

    NOTE  Additional resources and Assessment documents can be found in Sharepoint (permission is required) OR submit your request for assessment data by using the Data Request Form.

    Career programs develop outcomes that describe the general goals that the program emphasizes. Specific outcomes for each program are published in the catalog and serve as the basis for an Annual Career Program Assessment.

    Faculty members in each program area develop an outcome-based assessment procedure. Many career programs require students to take a capstone course or participate in an internship. Portfolio reviews, reports from internship supervisors, reviews of projects from capstone courses and work samples taken from selected courses are commonly used as the basis for an annual assessment.

    Outside professionals and/or college staff members are typically utilized to assess the quality of students' work with the aid of a rubric designed to gather information related to program outcomes.

    NOTE  Additional resources and Assessment documents can be found in Sharepoint (permission is required) OR submit your request for assessment data by using the Data Request Form.

    The three- to five-year Program Review is a longitudinal evaluation as compared to the annual program assessment. This process is intended to provide the information necessary to make decisions regarding changes in courses and programs, including the elimination or addition of courses or the elimination of a program. For example, faculty and facilities need to be academically current, fiscally responsible and meet the needs of the community. If an issue is detected as a result of the program review, changes to the program are made.

    NOTE  Additional resources and Assessment documents can be found in Sharepoint (permission is required) OR submit your request for assessment data by using the Data Request Form.

    The general purpose of assessing student perceptions is to understand their concerns and their level of satisfaction regarding academic and support services. In order to assess student perceptions, Edison State Community College administers two alternating surveys… the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI). Edison State has chosen these two surveys due to the breadth of topics that are included in each. To allow improvements to be reflected in results, the surveys are administered in rotating odd-numbered years. We also survey our current students annually using a Student Satisfaction of Services Survey.


    Student Satisfaction of Services Survey

    2017Student Satisfaction of Services Survey Results


    Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

    2015 |  Survey of Student Engagement | Executive Summary
    2015 |  Survey of Student Engagement | Benchmark Summary Report
    2015 |  Survey of Student Engagement | OACC Cohort Benchmark Summary Report
    2015 |  Survey of Student Engagement | Promising Practices


    Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI)

    2017Student Satisfaction Inventory | Report
    2017Student Satisfaction Inventory | Longitudinal Report
    2017Student Satisfaction Inventory | Comparative Report