Gathering qualitative and quantitative data
*adapted from Marymount University Assessment Handbook (2015)
The process of gathering materials for direct measures varies greatly depending on the measures used. For course-embedded measures (such as tests, performance assessments or capstone assignments), it is necessary to coordinate with the faculty member(s) teaching the course to ensure the student work is collected and forwarded for assessment.
Identify the approach used to collect the data, such as:
- A performance assessment with a rubric
- A test or comprehensive exam
- A portfolio with a qualitative evaluation, etc.