To carry out effective assessment of student learning you need three things. First, you need a student artifact to assess. Second, you need an assessment rubric. And lastly, you need someone credentialed and calibrated to carry out the actual assessment. Fortunately, if you have the right tools, you can reach back in time! With a purpose-built assessment system, you can access student artifacts from semesters past that are lying dormant in learning management systems and transport them into the present for analysis.

As you consider if and how to assess learning outcomes for the current term, join us for a conversation with Thomas Edison State University. TESU uses Aqua by Watermark as the digital tool facilitating rubric-based student learning assessment. They’ll share how they used Aqua to recreate assessment data through a modern “assessment time machine.”

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to use historical student artifacts to generate actionable assessment data.
  • Understand the critical components of conducting assessment in a digital system
  • Describe how TESU uses Aqua for Programmatic and Institutional Direct Assessment of student learning
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Jeff S. Harmon
Thomas Edison State University
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Watermark Staff