Outcomes assessment is a process which gauges a program's educational quality and provides for continual teaching and learning improvement. The focus is on providing a meaningful and relevant student learning experience. The process is generally correlated to an institutional mission.
Let's say your program intends to engage in a meaningful, outcomes-based educational practice. The goal is to improve the teaching and learning experience, which ensures a high-quality educational program. The best practices of assessment for your program are needed. The assessment flow cycle presented here is a good starting point regardless of the type of your program. The flow cycle above was adopted from Gloria Rogers' work and has been modified to suit our needs. For more of Gloria Rogers' excellent ideas and work in assessment, please visit www.abet.org. For consistent discussion, we adopt the same terminologies used by ABET for outcomes assessment.