Assessment

The review process at Sacramento State takes place on two parallel tracks: Accreditation and Non-academic Program Assessment.

These processes serve several important internal and external functions, including: making our records and documentation explicit and publicly available; setting appropriate criteria and standards for quality of learning and performance outcomes; systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches standards; and the utilization of supportive data to document, explain and improve performance.

Academic Program Needs Assessment of the Greater Sacramento Area
This report highlights important characteristics within the GSA (Greater Sacramento Area) that are useful for administrators and other stakeholders. This report examines important areas including population characteristics, employment characteristics, education characteristics, income and poverty characteristics, information on local education providers and current and future needs within education.

Accreditation

WASC Accreditation
The California State University, Sacramento self-study and reports associated with the WASC Re-accreditation process:

Current WASC Re-accreditation

 

Non-academic Programs Assessment

Equity Programs Assessment Reports
OIR generates the assessment reports annually for the seven Equity Programs. Four measurements are adopted to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs: Enrollment trend, Second year retention rate, First-term GPA and Good Standing rate. The reports demonstrate the impacts of each program on student academic performances based on statistical analyses. All of the reports are password protected.

First Year Programs Assessment
OIR generates the assessment reports annually for the Learning Communities and Freshmen Seminars (excluding EOP participants). Four measurements were adopted to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs: Enrollment trend, Second year retention rate, First-term GPA and Good Standing rate. The reports demonstrate the impacts of each program on student academic performances based on statistical analyses and the survey results.

Student Affairs Assessment
The assessment of Student Affairs' programs and units reflects the continuous effort to gather, analyze, and interpret data which help describe the “effectiveness” of Students Affairs’ programs and departments.

 

Survey Descriptions

An Overview
A schedule of the assessment activities of the OIR at Sacramento State and an overview of survey instruments used and methods of administering them in the assessment of students, faculty staff, programs, and the institution as a whole.

 

College Portrait

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