Overview of Assessment Reporting

LAC Chair: Wayne Hooke | 971-722-4779 | whooke@pcc.edu; LAC Vice-Chair: Michele Marden | 971-722-4786 | michele.marden@pcc.edu

Assessment Reporting Templates and Resources, or links to them, are found (or will be found) on this page. Templates for 2014-2015 are not yet available. If all goes as planned, we hope to post them on or before October 8, 2014.

Assessment is an ongoing activity where SACs submit yearly reports. Scroll down for links specific to CTE and LDC.

General Information:

  • Reporting Structure: Annual assessment reporting occurs in two phases: Annual Plan and End-of-Year Report. 2014-2015 Deadlines:

Annual Plan (AP): November 7, 2014

End-of-Year Report (EOY): June 19, 2015

  • Multi-Year Plan: Periodically, SACs also submit a Multi-Year Plan (MYP). No MYP is due in 2014-2015; however, SACs needing to revise a previously-submitted plan may do so at any time. Send revisions to learningassessment@pcc.edu and indicate that your attachment is a revised MYP.
  • LAC Coaches: In an effort to balance coach workload, coaches are not preassigned to SACs this year. If you would like to be connected with a coach, contact LAC vice-chair Michele Marden at michele.marden@pcc.edu, or call 971.722.4786.
  • Questions/Concerns in General? Contact LAC chair Wayne Hooke at whooke@pcc.edu, or call 971.722.4779.

Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • CTE SACs are responsible for conducting summary data assessments of all degrees and certificates (aka 'programs') within a two-year cycle (see your SAC's Multi-Year Plan). Additionally each year, every CTE SAC conducts two assessments aimed at improvement--called "focal" assessments. Each focal assessment has two parts (that can be done in separate calendar years):

    1) The assessment phase: An initial assessment from which the SAC decides on appropriate responses to the findings; followed by...

      2) The reassessment phase: A follow-up assessment that explores the effectiveness of the SAC's response to the initial assessment.

  • If your SAC has several degree(s) and/or certificate(s) with unique or unrelated outcomes, contact your LAC coach to discuss the possibility of a longer cycle.

  • CTE Programs 2014-2015 templates available soon. For more information about last year's assessment process, read the CTE Overview. Send finished plans and reports to learningassessment@pcc.edu.
  • End-of-Year assessment reports undergo peer review each summer. Feedback is available to SAC members at PCC's wiki page known as Spaces. Questions about peer review feedback? Read Wayne Hooke's "Making Sense of Feedback/CTE."

  • Some CTE programs do state TSA (Technical Skills Attainment) assessments. For more information about TSAs, click here.

Lower Division Collegiate (LDC, or Transfer) and Developmental Education (DE) Disciplines

  • LDC SACs should assess at least four of the six Core Outcomes robustly on a cycle of at least two per year. Ideally, LDC SACs assess all six Core Outcomes. An assessment cycle typically involves two stages:

    1) An initial assessment from which the SAC decides on appropriate responses to the findings; followed by...

    2) A reassessment that explores the effectiveness of the SAC's response to the initial assessment.

  • LDC Programs 2014-2015 templates available soon. Send finished plans and reports to learningassessment@pcc.edu.
  • End-of-Year assessment reports undergo peer review each summer. Feedback is available to SAC members at PCC's wiki page known as Spaces. Questions about peer review feedback? Read Wayne Hooke's "Making Sense of Feedback/LDC."

Last Year's Award-Winning Assessment Reports

2013-2014 SAC Winners

(announced September 2014)

Exemplary Reports CTE
Exemplary Reports LDC/DE

Architectural Design & Drafting (ARCH)

Biology & Management of Zoo Animals (BMZA)

Dental Assisting (DA)

Dental Hygiene (DH)

Early Education & Family Studies (EEFS)

Paraeducator (ED)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMS)

Ophthalmic Medical Technology (OMT)

College Success & Career Guidance (CG)

Geology & General Science (G/GS)

History (HST)

Margaret Carter Skills Center (SC)

Psychology (PSY)

Winning reports for 2012-2013 and prior have migrated to Spaces. Faculty may access their SAC's page at https://spaces.pcc.edu/dashboard.action. Use your my.pcc.edu login and password to enter.