Curricular Assessment is completed in various ways throughout the IECC district.
At the lowest level, individual instructors complete "Classroom Assessments" to guide them in their instructional endeavors. Activities for this type of assessment are focused on both formative and summative assessment. As an institution, IECC is committed to supporting instructors that are actively conducting "Classroom Assessments" through the Center for Teaching & Learning and sharing of ideas and techniques through the Tuesday Tidbits.
Course assessment or Course-level assessment focuses on assessing outcomes for a particular course across the institution. Course outcomes are listed on all master course syllabi and were developed by IECC faculty. Course outcomes are reviewed on a 5-year cycle corresponding to the ICCB Program Review Schedule and are assessed using various tools including but not limited to pre-tests/post-tests, projects, embedded questions in quizzes and exams, and anecdotal evidence.
Discipline/program assessment or Program-level assessment focuses on assessing outcomes for a particular discipline or program. At this level, academic disciplines act similar to CTE programs in establishing outcomes for assessment. All program degrees and certificates have developed program outcomes, which are assessed annually using tools such as licensure/certification exams, surveys, and skill check-offs, among others. Discipline outcomes are assessed using embedded exam questions, final projects or papers, etc. In addition, both program and discipline assessment serve as Degree-level assessment. Discipline and program goals and outcomes are reviewed on a 5-year cycle corresponding to the ICCB Program Review schedule.