ENGL 1101 Assessment Plan

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will  be able to write a freshman-level essay, demonstrating their facility with

1.       Purpose and Audience

2.       Organization and Coherence

3.       Making and Supporting Claims

4.       Grammar, Mechanics, and Syntax

Assessment Plan

1.       Samples of the first and last essays will be scored with the common ENGL 1101 Essay Rubric.

a.       1/3 of each class will be randomly selected.

2.       Each assessment cycle 2 SLOs will be assessed.

3.       For each SLO assessed, 70% of assessed students will score at least a C or higher (7.5 out of 10 possible points).

ENGL 1101 Essay Rubric

 

Evaluative Standards

A

5 points

B

4 points

C

3.5 points

D

3 points

F

2.5 points

Purpose and Audience

(SLO 1):

The paper thoroughly fulfills the purpose and is wholly appropriate for the intended audience of the assignment.

Exceeds Standards

Meets Standards

Meets Some Standards

Meets A Few Standards

Standards Are Not Met

Organization and Coherence

(SLO 2):

The paper is well organized, unified, and coherent throughout.

Exceeds Standards

Meets Standards

Meets Some Standards

Meets A Few Standards

Standards Are Not Met

Making and Supporting a Claim

(SLO 3):

The paper makes a claim that is clearly stated and supported by convincing evidence.

Exceeds Standards

Meets Standards

Meets Some Standards

Meets A Few Standards

Standards Are Not Met

Grammar, Mechanics, and Spelling

(SLO 4):

The paper shows a comprehensive command of vocabulary, syntax, and grammar and contains appropriate and effective sentence structures. There is accuracy in mechanics and, when appropriate, citations.

Exceeds Standards

Meets Standards

Meets Some Standards

Meets A Few Standards

Standards Are Not Met