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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 showing connection of the following: Student Learning Outcomes Statements - Assessment Plans - Assessment Resources - Current Assessment Activities - Evidence of Student Learning - Use of Student Learning Evidence

NILOA Transparency Framework showing connection of the following: Student Learning Outcomes Statements - Assessment Plans - Assessment Resources - Current Assessment Activities - Evidence of Student Learning - Use of Student Learning Evidence

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).