Assessment of Student Learning

Lebanon Valley College provides an education that enables its students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to live in a changing, diverse, and fragile world. Assessments of student learning in curricular and co-curricular experiences indicate just how well the College achieves this goal.

Course-embedded assessments are the most common ways faculty measure student learning and the value-added of an LVC education. Standardized examinations and certification or licensing exams are also used as valid, direct measures of student performance.

All assessment begins with well-defined learning goals that articulate answers to the following questions:

  •  What do we want students to know when they complete a program of study or academic major?
  • What do we want them to be able to do with this knowledge?

The answers to these questions signal a cyclical process that has one single aim: the improvement of teaching and learning.

 

Types of Student Learning at Lebanon Valley College