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Assessment Practices Report
In spring 2010, a subcommittee of the task force developed and administered student surveys and conducted focus groups to learn about students’ experiences with the existing Assessment processes.
The subcommittee assembled this data along with a review of the state’s legal requirements for placement tests and a review of assessment practices at other local peer colleges. The report was reviewed and critiqued by DARE task force members and in Winter and Spring 2011 the revised draft was circulated for feedback in Physical Science Math and Engineering and Language Arts Divisions where developmental Math, Reading, Writing and English as Second Language courses are taught. Stakeholders from across the campus were engaged to give feedback on the report.
The data gathering, research and campuswide feedback resulted in a set of recommendations to improve De Anza’s Assessment processes. Some of the recommendations have been implemented through use of funding provided by the BSI and Title III grants. Legislative changes at the state level and budgetary constraints will impact and challenge the implementation of some of the recommendations, but Dare Task Force is committed to supporting effective assessment practices to increase students’ success and academic achievement.
Recommendations in the Report