What is Indirect Assessment?

An indirect assessment measure reveals that learning has occurred without specifically demonstrating it. Indirect assessment measures for the QEP include:

  • student perceptions of their own Learning Power development derived from Effective Lifelong Learner Inventory (ELLI) administered three times;
  • results of QEP student feedback from focus groups each fall term;
  • overall student success in college, such as course grades including in-class retention each term; and
  • persistence to completion, as measured by Core Curriculum completion, transfer, and graduation.

Performance targets for each indirect measure have also been determined. The results of the direct assessment and indirect assessments will be evaluated by the QEP Director, the QEP Discipline Coaches (discipline faculty representatives), and the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and shared with participating faculty and college leadership.