The Assessment Cycle
Assessment is the continuous process of collecting, evaluating, and using data to determine how well learning expectations are being met. The purpose of this process is to use the results, positive or negative, to stimulate meaningful dialogue about how instruction and curriculum may be modified to effectively engage students in the learning process and to improve student learning, in alignment with the College’s Mission and Values.
The outcomes assessment process at LBCC has been designed as a continuous loop of assessment and self-reflection in order to bring about meaningful improvements to student learning. The process enables each department to evaluate its current and future goals and needs, as well as enables each program to identify and implement strategies to serve students enrolled in their courses and programs. Continuous improvement builds on existing efforts to improve student performance. Thus, it is imperative to continue the dialogue and revise outcomes and assessment efforts as necessary to ensure that student needs are being met.