The purpose of assessment is not administering an assessment task and measure, but analyzing, reporting, and making decisions that could lead to improvement. Again, if faculty are using course-embedded assessments, they’re already collecting evidence. Be sensitive to the extra work of aggregating, analyzing, and reporting. Do all you can to keep the burden of this extra work to a bare-bones minimum and make everyone’s jobs as easy possible.
Part IV finishes the report by formatting charts and adding final touches.
Part III begins the process of creating the report, including the creation of measures and charts.
Part II demonstrates how to create dimensions, including steps to enter data manually, get data from Excel files, and connect to a data warehouse.
An earlier post presented a conceptual overview of using Canvas Outcomes scores in PowerBI. Today, we are presenting a four-part, step-by-step walkthrough detailing how to create a direct assessment dashboard/report in PowerBI. These videos present a variety of options for each step and are meant to be adapted to fit each user’s needs.
The first video in the series covers the creation of the Fact Table using outcomes data exported from Canvas.
New tools available to programs can facilitate collection, management, and analysis of direct assessment data. With these new tools, it is now possible for faculty to assess direct student demonstrations of learning as part of the regular grading process. Data collected in this way can then be automatically analyzed and delivered to those in the program responsible for assessment. When fully implemented, this process has the potential to reduce the amount of time spent on process, and afford programs additional opportunities to use assessment data to guide improvements.
The Office of Assessment can help programs implement these new tools and design custom reports that meet the program’s needs. This article describes using Canvas to collect data, but other options are available. The key is that assessment data is gathered at the student level, which enables connection to other student indicators and metrics. Continue reading “Automating and Deepening Assessment Processes using Canvas and Power BI”
The Senior Survey has been sent out to seniors in undergraduate degree programs who have applied or been approved for graduation in the Spring semester. The survey is emailed directly to each senior’s @ksu.edu email address. Please encourage your students to take the survey before it closes at the end of the semester.
The survey is designed to give students the opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and time at K-State. Results are used to improve the K-State experience for future students by identifying areas of strength and areas that need further development.
Prizes are available for students who complete the survey, including Alumni Association photography books and $15 K-State Campus Store gift cards.
Survey results of 1,718 seniors from 2015-2016 showed very positive results, including:
- 96% of respondents reported that they had a very positive (56.7%) or positive (39.3%) experience at K-State.
- 95.6% of respondents indicated that they definitely (68.9%) or probably (26.7%) would recommend K-State to others.
- 71.6% of respondents have a job lined up (48.6%) or will attend graduate school (22.9%) upon graduation.
- At least 94.9% of respondents felt that they made some or a lot of progress in:
- ability to interact positively with people who are different from themselves
- gaining a broad general education about different fields of knowledge
- ability to think critically (analytically and logically)
- understanding the ethical standards of their discipline or profession
- understanding themselves – their abilities, interests, and personality
- understanding of other people and their abilities, interests, and perspectives
- ability to participate as a team member
The entire 2015-2016 survey can be found here.
Find more information about the Senior Survey here.