Closing the Loop

The whole purpose of assessment is to guide us in making improvements to support students’ learning of program goals. We call these improvement strategies “closing the loop” actions. 
A circle graphic in 4 quadrants. 1. Plan - write outcomes, 2. Do - Teach & Learn, 3. Check - Evaluate Student Work, 4. Act - Revise & Reinforce.

Planning involves writing outcomes considering: What do I want students to learn?

Doing is teaching and learning considering: How do I teach effectively?

Checking is evaluating student work considering: Are my outcomes being met?

Acting is revising and reinforcing considering:  How do I use what I have learned?

Image credit and above text modified from Westminister College - The Assessment Cycle.


Closing the Loop Resources

Closing the Loop Program Examples

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