Embedded assessment represents one approach for documenting the School of Accountancy’s teaching and learning effectiveness. Embedded assessment means that learning assessment tools are "embedded" into regular course exams and assignments. In addition to providing a basis for grading students, these assessment tools allow faculty to evaluate approaches to instruction and course design. The embedded assessment process will generally include the following steps:
Course-embedded assessment results are generally compiled using the School of Accountancy’s Course-Embedded Assessment Learning Form. The purpose of this form is to provide a common format for summarizing embedded assessment activities. Individual instructors may modify the form to better reflect the assessment methodology deployed in a specific course. Instructors complete one form for each program-level learning goal assigned to their course. Using the form, instructors enter the learning outcome objectives for their course that support the assigned learning goal. For each learning outcome objective, instructors enter the learning activities employed, the assessment methods used, the criteria employed to assess the learning activity. Finally, the instructor prepares an analysis of the results and makes recommendations for improving learning activities to raise student performance levels. The instructor may also recommend changes to outcome objectives and/or assessment methods based on the findings. Assessment results are included within the Outcomes Data section/links.