Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System

Student Academic Achievement Committee

Assessment Happens Spring 2018

Assessment Happens: January 11 in CTL. Over 73 faculty, administrators and support personnel attended.   The SAAC Co-Chairs introduced the new format of other colleagues sharing “best practices”.  Erin Bloomstand and Michelle Breaux presented “It’s Okay to Fail.  52 evaluations were filled out.   Surveyed items:  Workshop content matched description. 33 strongly agreed, 16 agreed, 3 somewhat agreed;  The presenter(s) was effective. 38 strongly agreed, 8 agreed, 4 somewhat agreed; Content was relevant to my needs.

General Education Ability: Communication, Fall 2016

In Fall 2016 SAAC conducted its assessment in Communication, one of 7 general education abilities at EMCC. Data was collected from 57 sections with 1303 students in 2016, compared to 32 sections and 512 students in 2013. The areas assessed in Comm were Physical Delivery (Eye Contact, Facial Expressions, Gestures, Posture, Movement, Audio/Visuals and Preparation) and Vocal Delivery (Language, Pace, Pitch, Articulation, and Pronounciation). See attached Ppt.  Results showed the strongest area to be Vocal Delivery, with an average score of 3.16 out of 4.

Assessment of Assessment Happens Spring 2017

The spring 2017 Assessment Happens was held January 12 in the CTL. Over 45 faculty and administrators attended, and for the first time a variety of support personnel also attended putting total attendance at 56. 43 evaluations were filled out. On a 5 point scale, all aspects were in the 4 point range with CATS of the Month Share Out (4.69) and the CATS Differentiated Workshop (4.65) scoring highest (except for lunch!). For the first time, there was not a professional development component. This was due to prior suggestions to increase the time dedicated to the CATS differentiated workshop.

General Education Ability: Writing Composition, Spring 2016 Results

In Spring 2016 SAAC conducted its semester assessment in Writing/Composition, one of seven general education abilities at EMCC. Data was collected from 8 sections with 182 students in 2016, compared to 214 in 2013. 7 instructors implemented this assessment in 2016, as compared to 8 in 2013. The reduced number was attributed to the fact that two abilities were assessed in 2016, as opposed to one in 2013. The areas assessed in W/C were Content, Clarity, and Editing. See attached Ppt.  Results showed the strongest area to be Content, with an average score of 2.48 out of 4.

General Education Ability: Social, Civic, Global Responsibility Results Spring 2016

In Spring 2016 SAAC conducted its semester assessment in Social, Civic, and Global Responsibility, one of seven general education abilities at EMCC. Data was collected from 11 sections with 182 students in 2016, compared to 254 in 2012. 7 instructors implemented this assessment in 2016, as compared to 11 in 2012. The reduced number was attributed to the fact that two abilities were assessed in 2016, as opposed to one in 2012.

Assessment of Assessment Happens Fall 2016

The fall 2016 Assessment Happens was held August 18 in the CTL. A record number of 61 faculty and administration signed in, with 57 filling out evaluations (also a record high). On a 5 point scale, the ratings were all in the 4 - 5 point range, with a high of 4.72 for the CATS of the Month Share Out and a low of 4.36 for the CATS Differentiated Workshop.

Technological Literacy Results from Spring 2015

In Spring 2015 SAAC conducted its semester assessment in Technological Literacy, one of seven general education abilities at EMCC. Data was collected from 11 sections with 234 students in 2015, compared to 237 in 2012. 6 instructors implemented this assessment in 2015, as compared to 11 in 2012. The areas assessed in Technological Literacy were Data Management, References, Assignment Content, Communication, Layout, Embedded Objects, and Conventions. To see the breakdown of freshman vs. sophomores, see attached Ppt.