Educational Effectiveness Assessment

The Educational Assessment Leadership Team (EALT) facilitates evidenced-based decisions by providing pedagogical and technical expertise for the assessment of student learning outcomes.

The team does so by demonstrating a commitment to assessment processes and data that are transparent and useful for our educational community.

NILOA Framework

NILOA Transparency Framework

NILOA Transparency Framework

The National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Transparency Framework has been used to organize information that is useful to multiple constituencies as it incorporates:

  • Learning outcomes statements
  • Assessment plans
  • Resources
  • Activities
  • Evidence of learning
  • Meaningful use of the evidence

The Educational Assessment Leadership Team espouses the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) 9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning [pdf].


Note: The St. John Fisher College Educational Assessment website is organized around the NILOA Transparency Framework.

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (2011). Transparency Framework. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).