Assessment Tools


Report/Assessment Description Position(s) Responsible Purpose Input(I) Environment(E) Output(O)
ACT Pre-test: Knowledge of the educational level of the entering student body Testing Coordinator ACT sub-score is one of the multiple measures used for course placement. A longitudinal summary report is available with state and national comparisons. I
ASSET Pre-test: Knowledge of the educational level of the entering student body Testing Coordinator ASSET sub-score is one of the multiple measures used for course placement. A longitudinal summary report is available with state and national comparisons. I
Campus Quality Survey Eight major components of a quality management system are measured: Top Management Leadership and Support, Employee Training and Recognition, Employee Empowerment and Teamwork, Strategic Quality Planning, Quality and Productivity Improvement Results, Measurement and Analysis, Customer Focus, and Quality Assurance. Human Resources Informs improvements in operations E
Career & Technical Education (CTA) Exit Tool Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approved exit assessments. Faculty Tracks success of the CTE program O – Workforce Readiness
C-Base The assessment measures General Education and may be used for eligibility into teacher education programs. Testing Coordinator Results are used to evaluate success of General Education core by providing NCMC and comparison data. The skill scores provide more detailed information per curricular areas. O – Transfer Readiness
Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) The CCSSE is designed to provide information on student engagement, learning, and retention for community and technical colleges nationwide. Institutional Research The results are useful in providing data about student experiences and to better understand how effectively to engage our students and identify areas for improvement. E
Compass The results are useful in providing data about student experiences and to better understand how effectively to engage our students and identify areas for improvement. Testing Coordinator COMPASS sub-score is one of the multiple measures used for course placement. A longitudinal summary report is available with state and national comparisons. I
Developmental Education Follow-Up Report Annual follow-up report tracking the enrollment and success of DS students. Developmental Education Department Chair & DS Faculty The analysis of the data contributes to curriculum development and linking conversations between DevEd and Gateway Courses. E
Employer Follow-Up Provides information about how the employers would rate their NCMC employee in overall preparation for employment. The employees’ soft skills are also evaluated on work ethics, motivation/initiative, teamwork, and leadership abilities. Institutional Research Indirect measure of workforce preparedness O – Workforce Readiness, Soft Skills
ETS Proficiency Profile ETS Proficiency Profile measures four core skill areas — critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics.
ETS Proficiency Profile is given to all A.A., A.A.T., and A.G.S. students.
Testing Coordinator Results are used to evaluate success of General Education core by providing NCMC and national comparison data. O – Transfer Readiness
General Education Reviews A General Education review, similar to a program review, is completed by a faculty team. Faculty Results are used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program, culminating in an action plan and budget request. E
Graduate Follow-Up Report The intent of this report is the presentation of employment and continuing educational status of graduates. Career and Technical Educational results submitted to DESE. Institutional Research Indirect measure of workforce and transfer preparedness O – Workforce Readiness, Transfer Readiness, Soft Skills
Institutional Snapshot The Institutional Snapshot provides NCMC and HLC with institutional data and offers a basic impression of NCMC’s overall scope and nature of operations. Institutional Research Information is collected to provide a profile of the current student population and is shared with College personnel. Annual reports provide institutional data trends. I, E, O – Graduation Rate
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Information is collected to provide a profile of the current student population and is shared with College personnel. Annual reports provide institutional data trends. Registrar, Institutional Research Information is collected to provide a profile of the current student population and is shared with College personnel. Annual reports provide institutional data trends. I, E, O – Graduation Rate
Key Performance Indicators (KPI) MDHE uses the Performance Indicator Survey to measure institutional and program performance. Institutional Institutional data will be reported and compared with other two-year community colleges. It is used for performance-base funding calculations of state appropriations, and prompts discussions toward institutional improvement. E – Fiscal Efficiency, O – Transfer and Workforce Readiness
Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) The assessment measures General Education and may be used for eligibility into teacher education programs. Testing Coordinator Results are used to evaluate success of General Education core. O – Transfer Readiness
National Community College Benchworking Project The National Community College Benchmark Project is a comprehensive national data collection and reporting consortium designed for two-year colleges. Institutional Research Provides comparative date for in multiple areas, such as enrollment, demographics, developmental education, financial aid. E, O
NCLEX Results NCLEX is used as a licensing exam measuring minimum competencies for practice compared to state and national levels Dean of Allied Health Sciences Tracks success of the nursing program O – Workforce Readiness
NLN Results NLN is used as an exit test identifying what competencies were mastered and the level of preparation for students entering the workforce compared to state and national levels Dean of Allied Health Sciences The pre-test is used as an entrance exam for student eligibility into the PN/RN program. The post-test is used an exit exam. O – Workforce Readiness
Professional Certificates (Including industry, FBLA, PAS, awards) Certifications in Human Resources Professional, Microsoft Office Professionals, Managing Personnel, Marketing Professionals, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed practical Nurse with Intravascular Certification, and Registered Nurse. Faculty Tracks success of the CTE program. O – Workforce Readiness
Program Reviews (Academic and Non-Academic) Reviews will be used to determine if NCMC programs are successful and to identify areas of strength and areas of growth Department Chairs Results are used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program, culminating in an action plan and budget request. E
Workkeys WorkKeys is used as an exit test identifying what competencies were mastered and the level of preparation for students entering the workforce compared to state and national levels Testing Coordinator Tracks success of the CTE program. O – Workforce Readiness