Graduate School

K-State is committed to student learning and to providing the highest quality educational experiences for its students. The university upholds assessment of student learning and the use of the results of assessment as key strategies to ensure continuous improvement of student learning. Student learning outcomes at the university, degree program and support program levels provide a shared vision of what we value and what students are expected to learn. Through the use of both direct and indirect sources of evidence of student performance, results from assessment guide collective actions for, among others, curricular change, better learning opportunities for students, improvement of teaching, and more effective academic support services.


Assessment of student learning is an important component of graduate education at Kansas State. In 2007, the Assessment of Student Learning (ASL) reports for Graduate degree programs and certificates are on a different schedule than the Annual Progress Reports of Assessment of Student Learning for undergraduate programs. Graduate programs follow the mid-cycle review organized by the Graduate School and the full KBOR Program Review cycle, and beginning with academic year 2007, they are to submit their Assessment of Student Learning (ASL) reports once every four years. Additional information about graduate program assessment can be found at the following links:

Graduate Assessment Rubric Templates

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes 

Graduate Program Review 

Assessment Alignment Matrix for Graduate Programs (template and sample matrix), the Graduate Program matrix example that is on the reporting page