Assessment matters

High-quality assessment is the first step in improving student learning.  Through the use of both direct and indirect sources of evidence of student performance, assessments guide collective actions for improvements in teaching, academic supports, and curricula. 

A culture of assessment

The Office of Assessment believes in a cooperative approach focused on student-centered learning.  Within a culture of trust and shared responsibility, faculty and student life professionals—with participation from students, administrators, alumni and K-State constituents—develop and implement ongoing and systematic assessment strategies to understand what, how much, and how students learn in order to continuously improve learning outcomes.  To assist faculty, the Office of Assessment provides support, resources, and training to help department and unit faculty develop and implement assessment practices tailored to their own needs.  Read more about the culture of assessment at K-State.      

We’re here to help

The Office of Assessment is committed to the continuous improvement of student learning.  We are here to serve the K-State community by supporting assessment activities, coordinating university-wide assessments, and fostering a culture of assessment. Please contact us at 785-532-5712 or assessment@ksu.edu with any questions or suggestions.



The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) featured website for January 2014!

NILOA Featured Website

"Due to its innovative presentation of data and its accessible inventory of assessment resources, Kansas State University’s Office of Assessment website is January 2014's featured website in the categories of Communication, Creativity, and Centralized Assessment Repository."

Current Initiatives


AACU Value Rubrics

Discover how the AAC&U VALUE Rubrics can improve your assessment process

Infographics
Visualize assessment data with Infographics


toolkit

Find ways to improve assessment and student learning using TheAssessment Toolkit