EvalTools® suite offers a complete solution for outcomes assessment and enhances the learning enviornment.
EvalTools® is designed to NOT only for day-to-day classroom activity, but also for gauging learning and teaching delivery in meeting standards/program accreditation. It is the best and comprehensive solution to your day-to-day learning, teaching delivery, and accreditation preparation. You could certainly choose the module that works best for your teaching and learning environment.
EvalTools® Suite is comprised of three independent yet well-integrated products. They are: (1) EvalTools® IIS, (2) EvalTools® Survey and (3) EvalTools® Self-Study. EvalTools® IIS, an instructional improvement system, is specifically designed to streamline program assessment and evaluation processes and reduce the administrative burden for outcomes assessment preparation processes. EvalTools® IIS comes with an integrated Learning Management System (LMS).
Comes with the following types of questionnaires
It is particularly useful for faculty in generating their own annual self-evaluation report. EvalTools® allows faculty to generate their own trend course-exit survey data.
EvalTools® deployed 76 surveys that collected seamlessly over 7000 responses, it provides detailed data in a convenient format for analysis resulting in an excellent 10-year accreditation for the University.
You could batch-send alerting emails to faculty to remind them of the class response rate for the end-of-term class survey, or the course info/syllabi setup. You could also send batch emails to students.
EvalTools® LMS is more like an Instructional Improvement System (IIS) rather than a traditional Learning Management System (LMS).
EvalTools® 6 provides standard Course Info template that maintains a consistent format of syllabus for all courses. Once course info entered, the Dean Office will have instant access to all these course syllabiwithout having to chase after any faculty for completion. In addition, all the syllabi can be readily made available online for the public if so desired so that Dean Office didn’t have to dig further for a course.
EvalTools® focuses on gauging teaching and learning effectiveness by providing means to faculty to access their teaching/student learning in formative or summative manner using FCAR methodology. Faculty can strategically select assignments that correlate to assessing a Course Outcome (CO), Performance Indicator (PI) or a Student Outcome (SO).
At time, the most mundane task is the most frustrated one. To save time and frustration, EvalTools® 6 allows faculty to download one assignment at a time or entire set of selected assignments at a time for grading purpose. For uploading, faculty can simultaneously upload multiple files together.
Some assignments just do better with using a rubric. EvalTools® 6 provides standard rubric library or build-your-own rubric or even share-your-rubric feature. Figure 11 shows a rubric setup interface. Grading using rubric is time consuming. EvalTools® 6 allows entry of individual score for each dimension of the rubric
We are familiar with student portfolio. How about Course Portfolio for faculty? Each course, each term, EvalTools® will automatically collect objective evidence from direct assessment (students’ work) or indirect assessment (survey results) to form a course portfolio for that course.
EvalTools® is the most advanced toolset for outcomes assessment. It integrates proven best assessment practices, including a Rubric-driven Assessment Model and an FCAR Assessment model. EvalTools® has over 14 years of proven results in preparing programs for ABET accreditation. We have accomplished major achievements with ABET, Middle States accreditation at several programs with implementation of the latest methodologies and systems for outcomes assessment.
Closing-the-loop activities can in general be classified into two main areas course-level improvement and beyond-the-course-level improvement, i.e., program-level improvement. FCAR provides an effective means in capturing course-level improvement by tracking reflection and suggested action items. Figure 15 shows a sample of the summarized action items.
EvalTools® Community offers “My Community” portal for social clubs and committees. EvalTools® is a role-based system. User interfaces are arranged according to the user’s role such as a student, a faculty, or a chair. However, regardless of users’ roles, “My Community” is a common portal available to all.
EvalTools® MeetingMinutes is designed to facilitate tracking of activities, decision made, and action items of any meeting conducted.
Provide objective evidence of meetings conducted.
Generate action tasks during meeting discussion and assigned them to the appropriate committees for closure (only available when EvalTools® Community is included).
Categorize meeting contents in a manner that makes sense to your program.
Generate reports of those relevant categories as objective evidence for your self-study report.
EvalTools® Self-Study includes a simple way to track references to objective evidence, and produce your final report in just a few clicks. It comes with a comprehensive survey module to simplify your collection of results for a specific study or a campus-wide deployment of survey for a selected group of participants.
If you are preparing or soon to prepare for the institutional-wide accreditation such asMiddle-States, Middle-States Commission on Higher Education provides vast amount of information and resources toassist your institutional in seeking a new accreditation or getting a re-accreditation. Two reference materials are particularly useful: (1) Self-Study: Creating a Useful Process and Report and (2)Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education. Be very familiar with these two handbooks will help tremendously in preparation for the visit.
As a final push in preparation for the accreditation visit, you are often confronted with how to organize objective evidence according to Student Outcomes. It is even more difficult if the same objective evidence was used to map more than one Student Outcomes
With so many courses, objective evidence, and many Performance Indicators within Student Outcomes, the amount of effort in organizing them in a way that is meaningful and easy accessible for the Evaluator to review is NOT a small task or even easy. EvalTools® is the ONLY toolset that solves this issue by going totally green.