Core Curriculum Assessment Results
Core Curriculum Objectives and Attainment, Academic Year 2016-2017
Core Curriculum Objectives and Attainment, Academic Year 2015-2016
Core Curriculum Objectives and Attainment, Academic Year 2014-2015
Current Assessment Plan
THECB requires institutions to assess the six core objectives and provide reports
to the THECB. As part of these reports, institutions are required to report on direct
measurement of student learning for the six core objectives, provide descriptions
of the assessment process, and detail follow-up actions.
Faculty who teach each Foundational Component Area course determine how to assess each of the designated 3-4 Core Objectives for that course. These assessments may be projects, presentations, or tests embedded in the course. Regardless of the method the faculty use for assessment, the faculty who develop this process are also responsible for developing a table of how these assessment scores translate to the ratings of Unacceptable, Acceptable, and Excellent. The faculty report the method of assessment, the translation table, a roster of each individual student’s rating to the Office of Planning and Assessment at the end of each semester the course is taught. All six core objectives are covered each semester and all core faculty report each semester.
Proposed Pilot Assessment Plan
According to the following assessment cycle, two core objectives will be assessed each semester. In the following semester small groups of core curriculum faculty, or reading teams, will work together to assess a random sample of artifacts. Faculty members volunteer to serve on reading teams; incentives are under discussion. In order to measure and report based on this target, the expected level of student achievement will be defined by a score of 3.0 on the 4-point rubric for each specific element assessed.
Core Curriculum Resources