UCR Assessment Processes 

The assessment processes at UCR are intended to support the reflective aspect of assessment. While all aspects of the assessment process are important. "Closing the Loop" and utilizing assessment findings is an intrinsic part of the reflection/recommendation step of assessment. In general, all UCR assessment processes follow the general process outlined:

Assessment Process


  1. Identify Outcomes- Identifying clear, specific, and assessable student outcomes that are in line with goals and objectives of the program.

  2. Provide Opportunities – Providing opportunities for students to learn and support/experience identified student outcomes.

  3. Gather Evidence – Gather evidence from student experiences that demonstrate the degree to which students have met identified student outcomes.

  4. Analyze Evidence – Analyze evidence to identify where students excel and where they struggle in achievement of identified student outcomes.

  5. Share Results – Share results with other faculty, and staff where appropriate, to collaboratively identify next steps in addressing findings from the analysis of evidence.

  6. Use What you Learn – Apply identified next steps and recommendations to positively impact achievement of identified student outcomes.