ASL – Assessment of Student Learning

ASL (Assessment of Student Learning) is a way to document student achievement beyond the simple traditional way of giving student’s grades and has helped universities and colleges getting accreditation from national accreditation agencies like SACS. ASL can help in Student Success.

Why StudentSpace ASL?

  • Document student achievement.
  • Generates the data related to student learning.
  • Establish Assessment Standards by creating student course and program competencies.
  • Contains student support summary data and dashboards.

What others are saying

“This non-traditional approach generates the data related to student learning using multiple measures which can be used in the accreditation process by the institution.”

In the Assessment of Student Learning, the student is assisted based upon skills or competency level in different areas of competency within a course. Effective assessment design enhances student learning and engages students with different learning styles. Assessment influences what a student interprets to be the important learning goals for a course. The assessments should be aligned with course goals and objectives which constitutes the means to assess student learning.

The ASL Power BI graph shown below depicts the number of male and female students and their corresponding percentage based on the campus and semester selected in the dropdown respectively.

A number of students assessed in a particular assessment type in a given course.

When the user hovers the mouse pointer on any of the vertical bars in the bar graph, it shows the detailed view of the pointed area.

Check it out for yourself by entering the full-screen mode of the Power BI graph shown below.

Documenting Student Learning Outcomes for SACS Accreditation

Student is assisted, based upon skills or competency level in different areas of competency within a course.  Usually 7-9 competencies are made for each course.  There are two types of competencies; one is objective and the other one is subjective. In the case of objective type; the multiple question and answers are prepared for a course and for the subjective type; test box is given to type values, so that faculty can provide the suggestion. The rank is given to the competency level in which is created for the competency.

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Identify Important Points

  • Faculty can measure the skills for the multiple students at the same time which comes under the same "Assessment Type" and "Same Course" for selected section in particular semester.

  • From the Faculty login, Faculty can give competency to their related student’s in a particular section and course means to which faculty teaches and then will add the Qualitative values for them. Admin can define the levels to competencies.

  • The competency skills that are defined (level given for that competency for each student) from the “Assessment of Student Learning” page will reflect on the “Student Competency” page of individual students.

  • For evaluated competency, student can give Feedback, by selecting a particular evaluation number in Student Competency page in Student Module when student login and check their own evaluation that is given by faculty; on the assessment type for a course by selecting the evaluation number and can provide its feedback whether they satisfied or not by evaluation. This can be viewed by faculty or Admin and appropriate action can be taken

  • Assessment is an ongoing process where faculty tell Student how he is doing then Student react with his feedback, then faculty can edit the assessment or do a new Visit, then Student can react again on the new feedback.

  • Make it easy to provide assessment to multiple students in on go for a course section of a program.