Revised Standards & Disaggregation
ACCJC’s Accreditation Standards were revised and adopted in June 2014. Unlike the previous standards, the new standards require colleges to not only assess Student Learning Outcomes but also to disaggregate this data. Specifically, Standards I.B.5 and I.B.6 discuss the requirement to disaggregate Student Learning Outcomes data:
I.B.5 - The institution assesses the accomplishment of its mission through program review and evaluation of goals and objectives, student learning outcomes, and student achievement. Quantitative and qualitative data are disaggregated for analysis by program type and mode of delivery.
I.B.6 – The institution disaggregates and analyzes learning outcomes and achievement for subpopulations of students. When the institution identifies performance gaps, it implements strategies, which may include allocation or reallocation of human, fiscal and other resources, to mitigate those gaps and evaluates the efficacy of those strategies.