College Wide Student Outcomes Assessment
Student outcomes assessment is defined as a systematic process of gathering and using data that can help an institution's program and/or services determine how they are accomplishing the mission.
In its commitment to maintaining quality academic programs and providing strong support services, KCKCC is involved in a college-wide student assessment program. The purpose of this assessment is to determine 1) student's achievement of college level expectations, and 2) college capabilities to meet the needs of students. Assessment is on-going, occurring every semester in various ways.
Participation in the assessment process is required of all students who enroll in any credit course.
Sincerity of the participants is important and will provide KCKCC with accurate information that will be used to plan effective academic programs and services. Assessment activities may include, but are not limited to, surveys, interviews, questionnaires,, in-class assessments, standardized tests, portfolios, and faculty developed exit tests. Prior to graduation, degree-seeking students are required to take a nationally normed exit assessment exam. Data gathered will be used to evaluate student achievement and curriculum effectiveness to assist in program and course revision, improve instruction and learning, assess the effectiveness of campus support services, and help students better understand self-evaluation and goal setting.