Step 4: Analyze and interpret findings
You have collected, evaluated, and stored your data. Now is the time to analyze it. Let’s begin by remembering our purpose for analyzing and interpreting findings. An assessment’s value to the program lies in the evidence it offers about overall learning outcome strengths and weaknesses, and in the evidence, it provides for change. Due to the focus at NAU on Program Learning Outcomes Assessment, the key to interpreting assessment findings is to link the results to the learning outcomes. To accomplish this, please use the following steps to fill out the table of Analyses & Interpretations in the Self-Study Report Template.