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English Assessment 08-09

Assessment

Strategic Goal:

Unit Mission:

English 2008-2009

Report Created On: April 22, 2010

Provide educational opportunity in all facets of the College mission--transfer, workforce, basic and developmental skills, and community

education.

The purpose of the English Department is to provide coursework and experiences which result in student success in a variety of

academic and professional writing situations and applying skills in responding to a literature text in writing and discussion.

GOAL ASSESSMENT METHOD ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FINDINGS USE OF FINDINGS

I. Student completing English

90, 101, and 102 will achieve

proficiency at each level.

I.1. Students in English 90 will

take a pre and post grammar

test to measure their progress

in key areas of grammar and

mechanics.

I.2. Students in English 90 will

take a pre- and post- writing

test that will be evaluated using

the English Department Rubric.

I.1.A. English 90 student

scores will improve by an

overall average of 15%

between the English 90

grammar pre-test and posttest.

I.1.B. Scores on the English 90

grammar post-test will average

75%.

I.2.A. Scores on the English 90

pre-and post-writing test will

improve in all areas of the

rubric.

I.1.A.1. Average

improvement was 10%.

I.1.B.1. Average score on

post-test was 72%.

I.2.A.1. Students improved in

three of the five areas of the

rubric. Students are still

having trouble with topic

sentences and full-supporting

details.

I.1.A.1.a. English 90 Task

Force will

-revise grammar test to make

questions more consistent

with Engl 90 level.

-explore ways to emphasize

skills in class in which

students did not show

improvement.

-explore alternative texts and

teaching methods.

-explore putting tests online

to facilitate gathering of

statistics.

I.1.B.1.a.

Explore ways of using post

test to assess whether

passing students are ready

for Engl 101.

I.2.A.1.a. Administer test the

week before finals week to

decrease stress and rush.

At English Department

meetings have teaching and

learning presentations on

teaching of main point and

supporting detail.

Encourage use of Writing

Lab.

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GOAL ASSESSMENT METHOD ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FINDINGS USE OF FINDINGS

I. Student completing English

90, 101, and 102 will achieve

proficiency at each level.

I.2. Students in English 90 will

take a pre- and post- writing

test that will be evaluated using

the English Department Rubric.

I.3. Students who complete

English 90 will submit a

portfolio to be evaluated using

the English Department Rubric.

I.2.B. Scores on the English 90

post-writing test will average

"satisfactory" or better in all

areas of the rubric.

I.3.A. Students in English 90

will average 75% (or its

equivalent) in all class work

before receiving a P and

moving on to English 101.

I.3.B. 80% of those completing

English 90 will receive a P for

the course.

I.2.B.1. Students averaged

satisfactory or better in one

of five areas of the rubric.

I.3.A.1. All Engl 90 classes

require a portfolio, and all

Engl 90 classes require an

average of 75% (or its

equivalent) for a passing

grade.

I.3.B.1. 70% of all students

enrolled in English 90, 91,

and 92 received a P.

I.2.B.1.a. Students who

receive a pass should

average a satisfactory in all

areas of rubric.

I.3.A.1.a. The English 90

Task Force will continue to

meet at least once a quarter

to review and norm grading

policies.

I.3.B.1.a. 90% of students

who complete the course will

receive a pass.

I.4. Students who complete

English 101 will submit a

portfolio to be evaluated using

the English Department Rubric.

I.4.A. Scores on English 101

portfolios will average

satisfactory or better in all

areas of the rubric.

I.4.A.1. Norming of Engish

101 portfolios by the

department did not happen;

professors did use portfolios

to determine final grades in

classes.

I.4.A.1.a. In the 2010-2011

school year, a committee of

Engl faculty will evaluate a

random selection of Engl 101

final papers using the English

Dept. Rubric.


Focus on expectations for

English 101 and 102 during

the Teaching and Learning

Activity at department

meetings this year.

I.4.B. 80% of those completing

English 101 will receive a 2.0

or better in the course and will

move on to English 102.

I.4.B.1. 76% of students

completing Engl 101

received a 2.0 or better.

I.4.B.1.a. Use results of

graded quarterly essay

samples to determine

problem areas and develop

plans to address problems.

Encourage use of Writing

Lab.

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GOAL ASSESSMENT METHOD ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FINDINGS USE OF FINDINGS

I. Student completing English

90, 101, and 102 will achieve

proficiency at each level.

II. The English Department will

demonstate an academic

environment for quality

teaching and learning.

I.5. Students who complete

English 102 will submit a

portfolio to be evaluated using

the English Department Rubric.

II.1. Complete a comparison

study of previous year

enrollments in non-composition

courses to previous years'

enrollments.

II.2. Documented copies of

letters to the various sources of

funding for literary and cultural

events, scholarly research,

attendance at conferences,

and library holdings.

I.5.A. Scores on English 102

portfolios will average

satisfactory or better in all

areas of the rubric.

I.5.B. 80% of those completing

English 102 will receive a 2.0

or better.

II.1.A. Enrollments in noncomposition

courses will be

increased to a minimum of

twelve.

II.2.A. Continued funding for

literary and cultural events,

scholarly research, attendance

at conferences, and library

holdings.

I.5.A.1. Norming of Engl 102

portfolios by the department

did not happen; professors

did use portfolios to

determine final grades in

classes.

I.5.B.1. 91% of those

completing Engl 102

received a 2.0 or better.

II.1.A.1. Due to budget cuts,

courses with enrollments

below 12 were cancelled.

II.2.A.1. Funding was

provided for literary and

cultural events, scholarly

research, attendance at

conferences, and library

holdings

I.5.A.1.a. In the 2010-2011

school year, English faculty

will evaluate a random

selection of English 102

research papers by using the

Engl Dept. Rubric.


English Department

meetings in the 2010-2011

school year will be focused

on Engl 102.

I.5.B.1.a. Explore possibiltiy

of administering the CASP

test in reading, writing, and

critical thinking to a random

selection of Engl 102

students each quarter to

assess against national

benchmarks.


Students completing Engl

102 with a 2.0 or better

should exceed the national

average.

II.1.A.1.a. Continue to market

non-composition courses

through fliers for students

and presentations to

educational planners to

ensure enrollments of over

12 students.

II.2.A.1.a. Continue to ask for

funding for these activities.

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GOAL ASSESSMENT METHOD ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FINDINGS USE OF FINDINGS

II. The English Department will

demonstate an academic

environment for quality

teaching and learning.

II.3. A survey of English

Department faculty taken at the

last meeting of the year will

include an evaluation of

collaborative decision making

with agreed upon policies and

procedures while supporting

academic freedom.

II.3.A. One-hundred percent of

the English faculty will give a

postitive evaluation of

collaborative decision making

with agreed upon policies and

procedures while supporting

academic freedom.

II.3.A.1. The survey was not

administered.

II.3.A.1.a. Discuss need for

survey and best method for

administering survey if used.

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