The Six-Step Assessment Process

Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at continuous improvement of student learning. At CSUF, assessment follows a 6-step cycle:

Six Step Assessment Loop

The Six Steps of Assessment

  1. Develop student learning outcomes that align with the university's mission,
    the university's student learning goals, and (if applicable) the accreditation
    requirements of the respective discipline
  2. Develop and implement methods of assessment involving direct and indirect and measures
  3. Determine criteria for success
  4. Collect and analyze data
  5. Plan (and execute) improvement actions
  6. Document assessment and improvement activities.