Modern Assessment Systems are part of the Mainstream Institutional Culture and involves every stakeholder concurrently, in the development of a sustained culture of authentic evidence and tangible success.
Modern Assessment Systems delineate the contribution of each Unit to the development of an institution-wide Success Construct. Every node in the picture above is connected to every other node. Since they function as a whole, they should be evaluated as a whole!
· Students, parents, and federal agencies
are concerned about the Return On
Investment of an earned degree.
· Accreditors emphasize the importance
of research methodology, statistical
analysis, and improvements based on
data to define ROI.
· Institutions MUST collect inter-related
data from all stakeholders.
We have experience with the following regional and national agencies:
SACSCOC: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools--Commission on Colleges
NCATE: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education [CAEP]
CSWE: Council on Social Work Education
NASW: National Association of Social Workers
ARC-PA: Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
ATS: Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
CAAHEP: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs—
Since 2007, we have used the National Center for Education Statistics data to develop outcome prediction models for colleges and universities. One of the strongest predictors in these models is a combination of aggregated fall-to-fall retention and six-year graduation rates. We call this composite a Persistence Success Score. We have found that a minimum score of 150, when combined with other Key Performance Indicators, typically establishes a foundation (statistical and pragmatic significance) for institutional planning and growth. Let us help you put your data in motion!
Since 2005, we have presented research at regional and national conferences germane to using a web-based multi-trait multi-method assessment system to develop Success Constructs in higher education. These efforts culminated in a paper at the 2019 SAIR conference-- Deploying a Synergistic Collector Swarm.
The Synergistic Collector Swarm is a web-based data collection and information distribution platform utilizing a multi-trait/multi-method paradigm over time and across situations. The Swarm is a Contextualist-based, immersive web-based assessment system that builds an enduring Success Construct that improves retention and graduation outcomes. Accreditation and Compliance are serious matters, and we can help you put your results into the proper context.