Making Assessment More Meaningful and Sustainable at Scale with the Multi-State Collaborative

Wednesday, February 03 | 2:45PM–3:30PM | Texas Ballroom Salon D, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Facing greater public scrutiny, institutions across the country need better ways to assess student learning and make necessary changes to curriculum based on assessment data. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association led a Multi-State Collaborative (MSC) to pilot an alternative approach to standardized testing that engages faculty and uses student coursework to assess learning. Hear firsthand from participants in this groundbreaking study on the benefits of this approach. See the user-friendly technology that enabled the MSC to execute its vision with few technological concerns, and learn how Taskstream supports similar initiatives within and across institutions to make assessment more meaningful and sustainable.

OUTCOMES: Explain the model for assessing student learning outcomes used by the MSC to advance learning outcomes assessment * Discuss the benefits and challenges of this model and how it might engage faculty in assessment in more meaningful and productive ways at your institution * Describe the user experience for the technology that provided a cost-effective, user-friendly solution for the MSC and is now available for institutional use


  • Jeff Reid