Assessment Best Practices

Design, plan and implement your assessment processes with the Assessment Best Practices as your guide. 

Commitment to Assessment

St. Thomas uses assessment of student learning outcomes primarily to understand, and thereby continuously improve student learning through informed decision making and planning.


Assessment Glossary

Created by the University Learning Asessment Community to provide a resource for understanding the vocabulary of assessment.


Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning

Developed by the American Association for Higher Education Forum.


Assessment Plans

Assessment Plans provide a map or outline to facilitate continuous improvement of student learning. 


Curriculum Mapping

A curriculum map is used to plan and demonstrate the alignment of the curriculum and co-curriculum to the student learning outcomes.


Sampling - Best Practices

Review the university sampling policy and other guidelines for assessment sampling.


HLC Criteria for Accreditation

HLC Criterion Three. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, Support

HLC Criterion Four. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement

HLC Criterion Five. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness


HLC Assumed Practices

B. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support

C. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement