The Student Learning Assessment
The student learning assessment at UPR Río Piedras Campus is faculty led, data driven, and course embedded. It is an ongoing systemized and sustainable effort to evaluate and improve student learning. It is directed by the faculty to improve the teaching and learning process. It is not intended and will not be used to evaluate faculty members.
Support for this Office establishes the Campus commitment to the aforementioned process.
Learning assessment is "an ongoing process of establishing clear, measurable expected outcomes of student learning, ensuring that students have sufficient opportunity to achieve those outcomes, systematic gathering, analyzing and interpreting evidence to determine how well student learning matches the expectations and finally using the resulting information to understand and improve student learning"
Suskie, L. (2004). Assessing Student Learning. USA: Anker Publishing Company.
"Learning can and often does take place without the benefit of teaching - and sometimes even in spite of it - but there is no such thing as effective teaching in the absence of learning. Teaching without learning is just talking."
Angelo, T. A. & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques - A Handbook for College Teachers (2nd Ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.