Conceptual Framework of
Development of evidence that a student has
attained desirable proficiencies in a program:
Analyzing program to determine learning outcomes
for sequences of courses, using
gap analysis or
Using the super-matrix, trace assessment of learning
outcome through the program
Developing aligned assessments so that a student
can demonstrate growth through courses towards
proficiency in the total program
How do we capture student developmental progress
as s/he proceeds randomly through a series of
courses that make up a program?
Super-matrix is necessary but not sufficient.
Major (4): Outcome is fully introduced, developed and reinforced throughout the course. Students demonstrate an “application knowledge” or “understanding.”
Intermediate (3): Outcome is introduced and further developed and reinforced in course. Students demonstrate a “working knowledge” of the outcome.
Moderate (2): Outcome is introduced and further developed and reinforced in course. Students demonstrate a “minimal working knowledge” of the outcome.
Minor (1): Outcome is introduced in course. Students have a “talking knowledge” or “awareness” of the outcome.
Not at all (0)