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Examples of Institutional Assessment Models

There are several ways that an institutions can approach their assessment activities. Some of these models include outcomes-based, metrics/performance indicators, portfolios, and competency-based. Following are examples of institution-wide assessment models.


Western Governors University

Western Governors University

Metrics/Performance Indicators

University of Alaska-Anchorage

University of Alaska-Anchorage



Truman State University

Truman State University

Outcomes-based (program-level)

Capella University

Capella U


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