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Evidence of Student Learning

Evidence of Student Learning

Evidence of student learning includes results of assessment activities. This may include evidence of indirect (e.g. surveys) and direct (e.g. portfolio) student learning as well as institutional performance indicators (e.g. licensure pass rate). Transparent evidence of student learning is:

  • Explained, analyzed, and interpreted in lay person's language
  • Contextualized to clarify what the results mean to the institution and to student learning
  • Presented using both text and graphics when appropriate
  • Disseminated and summarized for different groups, cohorts of students, and compared with peer institutions or programs if appropriate
  • Prominently posted or linked to in multiple places across the website
  • Updated regularly to reflect current results
  • Receptive to feedback on the meaning and interpretation of the evidence


National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2011). Transparency Framework. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Retrieved from:​​