Institutional Changes Affecting Assessment

A consistent institution-wide grade scale system is clearly defined. Institutions strive to create a culture of assessment that entrenches assessment into policy frameworks, guides, change processes, and increases overall organizational sustainability around supporting student learning

This principle addresses the value of assessment in a broader sense, encouraging universities to create policies to support evidence-based decision making with respect to processes including curriculum development and review, and the recognition of teaching in faculty work.

Examples:

Assessment Culture and Conversations (Interview with Dr. Leslie Reid)

Literature:

Core principles effective assessment: James, McInnis and Devlin (2002)

Guiding Principles to Impact an Institution Wide Assessment Initiative: Scott Heinerichs, R. Lorraine Bernotsky  and Loretta Rieser Danner (2015)

Assessment and grading at the University of Alberta: policies, practices, and possibilities: Robert W. Luth (2010)

 Accountable for what?: Martha L.A. Stassen (2012)

Establishing a Culture of Assessment: Wendy F. Weiner