Assessment Cycle

Get curious about the assessment cycle

Learning outcomes assessment is a recurring and cyclical process.

Assessment Cycle - overviewThe first two steps (articulate goals for student learning and align goals for student learning and opportunities-to-learn) are foundational, and should be revisited prior to each subsequent cycle. The learning assessment process should seem familiar to most researchers. The steps are: design the inquiry; gather evidence of student learning; make sense of the evidence of student learning; and use the results to plan for future inquiry. 

NOTE: The process described on this website aligns to the expectations for program assessment articulated by the UC Davis Academic Senate Undergraduate Council and the Undergraduate Instruction and Program Review Self-Review process.