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Advancing student learning outcomes assessment with AAC&U and SHEEO

In 2014, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO), and nine states selected Taskstream to be the technical partner for the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment (MSC).

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The MSC seeks to create a scalable way to assess essential knowledge and skills based on student coursework, rather than standardized tests or surveys.

Project participants were among the first to use Aqua by Taskstream, which acted as a central repository for the student work samples and offered a streamlined scoring experience for faculty trained to score the work using the AAC&U VALUE rubrics.

Just about everybody weighed in with something great to say about the technology and its ease-of-use. In fact, in a post-study survey, 97% of faculty scorers who responded shared positive feedback about their scoring experience.

Building on the pilot’s success, the MSC expanded to include 12 states and over a hundred institutions in 2016. Taskstream is proud to continue to serve as a partner in this groundbreaking work to establish a new model for cross-institutional learning assessment.

Visit our blog post, Seeing The Forest and the Trees: Assessing Learning Outcomes Across Institutions, to view the full infographic, or click below to download a flyer that provides an overview of Taskstream’s partnership with the MSC.

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