Learn More: Plan & Improve

Instructional Improvement

Effective faculty: Assess student learning outcomes and use assessment data to modify instruction. from Criteria for Tenure

How did you use the information gained from your analysis and reflection to adjust and modify your teaching methods?

Teaching, learning and assessing learning is an on-going cycle. Instructors plan, teach, assess their students' proficiency, and review and reflect on their assessment findings. Being a reflective practitioner involves considering the feedback gained from assessment of students' achievement of the outcome to make informed decisions about adjusting/changing teaching methods and/or assessment processes to address students' trajectory to competence.

Sometimes the phrase "closing the loop" is used to refer to the adjustments instructors make to support students in attaining proficiency in the outcome. The adjustments can be teaching methods, assessment practices, external supports, etc.


Bonus Resources

Help students use assessment to improve thier learning as well.