Core Assessment Results

As part of the Sam Houston State University’s on-going Core Assessment efforts, the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment collects a wealth of assessment data and reports regarding the Core Learning Objectives identified by the THECB.  This website is designed provide access to these reports for use by all relevant constituents at SHSU.  If you have questions about this webpage, should need additional information, or are interested in using any of these data as part of your own research, please feel free to contact Jeff Roberts (jeff.roberts@shsu.edu).


Critical Thinking/Empirical and Quantitative Skills

Critical Thinking Assessment Test (CAT)

2016-2017

2015-2016

Texas Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills (TACTS)

2016-2017

2015-2016

Communication Skills

Assessment of Written Communication (AWC)

2016-2017

  • Overall AWC Report
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences AWC Report
  • College of Health Sciences AWC Report

2015-2016

  • Overall AWC Report
  • College of Business Administration AWC Report
  • College of Criminal Justice AWC Report

2014-2015

  • Overall AWC Report
  • College of Science and Engineering Technology AWC Report
  • College of Education AWC Report

English Course-Level Writing Assessment

2015-2016

2014-2015

Personal Responsibility

Course-Embedded Contemporary Moral Issues Assessment

2016-2017

  • Philosophy (PHIL) 2306 Report

2015-2016

  • Philosophy (PHIL) 2306 Report (Note - this assessment also aligns with the objective of Social Responsibility)

Social Responsibility

Course-Embedded American (POLS 2305) and Texas Government (POLS 2306) Assessments

2016-2017

  • Political Science 2305 Report
  • Political Science 2306 Report

2015-2016

  • Political Science 2305 and 2306 Report

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The NSSE aligns with most, if not all, of our Core Learning Objectives.  The detailed report provided to SHSU for 2015-2016 can be found online.

The following institutional reports include questions that align with all of our Core Learning Objectives.

2015-2016

  • NSSE Comparison Report for First-Year Students
  • NSSE Comparison Report for Senior Students
  • 2016 Executive Summary Report National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)