Modern Assessment Systems are part of the mainstream institutional culture and involve every stakeholder, concurrently, in the development of a sustained culture of authentic evidence and tangible success.
Modern Assessment Systems encapsulate what individuals KNOW, how they THINK, and what they can DO.
A Modern Assessment Systems
clearly delineate the contribution of each unit to the development of an institution-wide Success Construct.
We have experience with the following regional and national agencies:
SACSCOC: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
NCATE: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education [CAEP]
CSWE: Council on Social Work Education
ARC-PA: The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
ATS: The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
CAAHEP: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs—[Kinesiotherapy]
We have used data from the National Center for Education Statistics to develop prediction models for colleges and universities since 2007. One of the strongest predictors is a combination of aggregated fall to fall retention and six-year graduation rates. We call this composite a Persistence Success Score and have found that a minimum score of 150, when combined with other Key Performance Indicators, typically establishes a foundation (statistical and pragmatic significance) for sustained institutional growth and improvement.
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 a success construct in higher education. The culmination of these efforts was 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. The Swarm is a Contextualist-based, immersive web-based assessment system that builds an enduring Success Construct. The Swarm can help improve retention and graduation outcomes at your institution. Use the form below to get more information or the link to request a modest proposal.