The ETS Proficiency Profile is administered every three years to students classified as freshmen and seniors to assess general academic skills in Reading, Writing, Critical Thinking, and Mathematics. This multiple choice, computer-administered test is used at many colleges and universities for assessing the outcomes of their general education programs and for other accreditation or accountability reporting of academic effectiveness and learning gains.
ETS Proficiency Profile Results Report 2016-2017
ETS Proficiency Profile Gains Report 2010-2014 (Reading, Writing, Math & Critical Thinking)
Standardized, norm-referenced assessments produced by various testing companies are administered to students classified as seniors. Each assessment is administered every three years on a rotating basis, and each assesses the proficiency level of seniors on one of the five University Student Learning Outcomes of Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT), Communication (COM), Global Citizenship, Ethics and Diversity (GED), Information Literacy and Technology (ILT), or Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning (QSR). These multiple-choice tests are computer-administered, except for some performance assessment sections when applicable to a particular test.
- Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) - CCT
- Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) - GED
- Madison Assessment for Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning - QSR
- Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (SAILS) - ILT
Torrance Test of Creative Thinking Results 2014-2015
Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership Assessment Results Summary 2014-2015
Madison Assessment of Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning Results 2015-2016
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) rubrics were developed by teams of educational professional from over 100 higher education institutions, and include the most frequently identified criteria of learning for each of sixteen different learning outcomes. Washburn University implements performance assessments using the rubrics for assessing Oral Communication, Written Communication, and Critical Thinking every three years on a rotating basis. Written artifacts or papers are collected from students classified as seniors, and are scored by at least two independent raters using the AAC&U VALUE rubric assessing the specified learning outcome for that academic year.
Critical Thinking Results Report 2014-2015
Oral Communication Assessment Results 2015-2016
Written Communication Assessment Results 2015-2016