Assessment Committee

The purpose of the Bates Technical College Assessment Committee is to help Bates faculty create a college centered on student learning. We (1) assist faculty in writing clear, measurable student learning outcomes and (2) gather data to describe how well students meet those outcomes. Each year we focus our efforts on one Institution-level Student Learning Outcome (ISLO): Critical Thinking, Effective Communication or Human Diversity.

1. Helping Faculty Write Clear and Measurable Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

The Assessment Committee uses the ABCD Model to assist faculty in the writing of high-quality SLOs for their programs and courses. Our SLOs communicate to students what they will learn while studying at Bates Technical College.

Why we assess SLOs

Writing clear, measurable SLOs

Bloom’s Taxonomy & SLOs

2. Documenting Student Performance on Course-level Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)

The committee gathers evidence from instructors annually on how well students are performing on learning outcomes at the course level. Each CSLO is aligned with outcomes at the program and institution level. By focusing one Institutional Student Learning Outcome (ISLO) per year the Assessment Committee documents how students are meeting the full spectrum of outcomes every three years.

How we align our SLOs

Student Performance on SLOs

Assessment Documents

AC Meeting Minutes

2016 2017 2018 2019
Jan. 20, 2016 Jan. 11, 2017 Jan. 9, 2018 Jan. 08, 2019
Feb. 16, 2016 Feb. 8, 2017 Feb. 13, 2018 Feb. 19, 2019
Mar. 9, 2016 Mar. 8, 2017 Mar. 13, 2018 Mar. 12, 2019
Apr. 20, 2016 Apr. 12, 2017 Apr. 10, 2018 April 19, 2019
May 11, 2016 May 10, 2017 May 15, 2018
Jun. 12, 2018
Jul. 13, 2016 Jul. 12, 2017
Aug. 9, 2017
Oct. 12, 2016 Oct. 10, 2017
Nov. 9, 2016 Nov. 14, 2017 Nov. 13, 2018
Dec. 6, 2016 Dec. 5, 2017 Dec. 18, 2018