Framing a project with assessment in mind
1) Step back and look at the larger picture
- Why are we doing this project?
- What is our goal?
- What do we hope to achieve?
- How does this project improve how we serve students?
2) Articulate what success will look like
- What are our expectated results?
- What are our desired outcomes?
3) Gather Data and Analyze
- Is there data that already exists to inform our project?
- Do we need to collect new or additional data?
- What does the data tell us?
- What does the data reveal about how well the current situation matches our desired outcomes?
4) Use of Results
- The most important part of the assessment process is ACTION !
- What changes will you make based on what you have found through data collection and analysis?
- Capture project goals, results, and use of results.
- Documentation improves communication & understanding of our work.
- Projects “living in our head” can now be shared and showcased.
- Create a library of assessment results to inform decusion making & planning.
- Reassess to see the effectiveness of the changes you made.
- If results are still not living up to your expected/desired outcomes, additional or alternate changes may be needed.