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Office of Academic Assessment

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The Office of Academic Assessment promotes good assessment through facilitating a variety of assessment activities for faculty including workshops, individual consultations, focused sessions at the program level, and events aimed at discussing strategies for enhancing student learning.

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The Office of Academic Assessment has compiled authentic assessment resources useful for both course and program assessment. This site provides vital information about assessment process, rubrics, glossary of assessment terms used at OU, frequently asked questions regarding assessment, and assessment conferences.

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Assessment process at the University of Oklahoma is aimed at promoting continuous improvement based upon a simple four-step process involving Planning, Assessing, Analyzing, and Improving.

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The Office of Academic Assessment offers a series of hands-on workshops on a variety of assessment-related issues and topics.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Academic Assessment (OAA) is to promote student learning and overall success by fostering good assessment practices across all academic programs at OU.

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General Education Assessment

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An important role of the Office of Academic Assessment is to work with the Provost’s Advisory Committee on General Education (PACGEO) to design ways to assess general education curriculum at OU to ensure that graduating Sooners have breadth and depth - the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to flourish as individuals and as citizens.  Please visit OU’s General Education website for additional information.

Rubrics: Authentic Assessment Tool

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Would you like your students to be able to perform real-world tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills?  Then you might consider using rubrics – useful and practical scoring tools that provide detailed descriptions of what comprises acceptable and unacceptable levels of performance for each part of an assignment or student project.  Find more information on how to construct and use rubrics.