Assessment to improve student learning requires coordination, planning, measurement, reflection and action. Taskstream supports strategic assessment planning, data collection, action planning, curriculum mapping, reporting and analytics to create a coordinated and robust assessment system.
Taskstream provides a central online system to manage the following:
- Strategic planning
- Program review
- Accreditation preparation
- General Education assessment
- Discipline-specific assessment
- Non-academic assessment
- Signature, capstone, or key assessments
- Direct, evidence-based assessments
- e-Portfolio assessments
- Performance assessments
Define learning outcomes at all levels and align them to organizational goals, strategic plans, general education principles, and other goals. Create outcomes-based assessment plans that include clearly defined measures, targets, and findings.
Address the strategic planning process in the way that best suits the needs of your institution. Align program-level initiatives with your strategic plan or document the execution of strategic initiatives and manage the process at a macro level.
Curriculum and Activity Mapping
Encourage the integration of knowledge and skills over time and through various courses and activities with curriculum maps. Identify the opportunities where key outcomes are introduced, practiced, and reinforced as students progress through their program.
Rubric Building and Scoring
Develop rubrics to assess student achievement of learning outcomes or evaluate performance. Build rubrics from scratch or adapt pre-developed rubrics, such as AAC&U’s VALUE rubrics. Associate rubrics with e-portfolios and use them to score direct evidence of learning.
Data Collection and Archiving
Use indirect and direct evaluation methods, including rubrics, surveys, tests, and observations. Add data from standardized measures and collect direct evidence from course-embedded assignments and capstone projects. Maintain an archive of evidence and evaluation results.
Closing the Loop
Use assessment data to drive decision making and support improvement initiatives. Tie outcomes and assessment results directly to action items and report on the status of initiatives, goals achieved, and budgets for planned improvement actions.
Dashboard Reporting and Analytics
See the data you need, the way you need it. Monitor the health of your implementation and the engagement of faculty and students. Confirm the alignment and measurement of outcomes. Analyze student performance on outcomes and competencies. Compare and filter data by program, course and demographics. Save custom and standard reports and include them in self-studies, annual reports and exhibit rooms.
Address regional and specialized program accreditation needs with confidence. Manage documentation and data in a central repository. Document faculty credentials, including qualifications, research, scholarly contributions, course load, professional development, and tenure. Streamline the process with pre-entered standards and pre-built report templates. Publish online exhibit or resource rooms for external stakeholders.