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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 21

Title

Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office Records

Creator

Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office, South Dakota State University

Dates

1943, 1992-2006

Extent

0.21 linear feet (1 small document case)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office Records, UA 21. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Academic Evaluation and Assessment office coordinates several areas of assessment and provides various testing services to the university students and community. The collection is composed of reports produced by the Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office as a result of educational tests and measurements made by the office. Also included is material related to academic proficiency of students, entering student profiles and placement examinations.

Historical Note

The Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Office and is staffed by a full-time director and four support staff. This office coordinates several areas of assessment and provides various testing services to the university students and community.

Student assessment begins with the collection of data at the freshman level. ACT Assessment or COMPASS scores direct mathematics and English placement. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), a national longitudinal study, gathers basic data on first year students.

Assessment continues at mid-level with department staff administering the proficiency (CAAP) examination. This examination, required by the State Board of Regents, evaluates students in the areas of writing, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.

This office also collects departmental assessment plans. Each term, following the graduating seniors' exit evaluations, departments forward summary data for those graduating students to the Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office which records and maintains the data.

The Director serves as a consultant for departmental assessment across campus. Continuing student and alumni surveys are conducted periodically.

Additional services include: providing a testing center for ACT, CLEP, MCAT, and other national assessments; proctoring tests for SDSU and non-SDSU students; managing the proficiency testing as directed by the Board of Regents; scoring tests and providing statistical results for campus faculty; designing surveys; consulting; and processing instructor evaluation forms.

Contents Note

This collection is composed of reports produced by the Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office as a result of educational tests and measurements made by the office. Also included is material related to academic proficiency of students, entering student profiles and placement examinations.

Key Words

Educational surveys

Evaluation

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Department of Educational Research and Measurement

South Dakota State University. Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office.

Student placement

Student proficiency

Student retention

Container List

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Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office Records Container List

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Academic standing of first-year students1993-1994, 1996-1997
12Alumni survey1993-1994
13Annual report of the Department of Educational Research and Measurement1943
14Collegiate assessment of academic proficiency of seniors1992-1993
15Continuing Student survey1993-1994
16Credit by examination at SDSU1992
17Credit for what you knowundated
18Entering student profile1993-1994, 1996-1997
121Faculty Profile1999
19Newsletter1999-2001
110Pamphlet2000
111Placement changes - English and mathematics2005
112Proficiency report1999-2001, 2005-2006
113SDSU ACT Class Profile1999-2000
114SDSU Faculty Profile2000
115Student International and Multicultural Experience Lob1999-2001
116Student proficiency examination; Spring 1996 pilot program preliminary results1996-1997
117Student retention and graduation rates1993-1994
118Student satisfaction with SDSU facilities and services1998, 2000
119Student success at mid-program: Assessment findings1999-2001
120Survey of recent alumni: Summative report2000

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 1998 December 9, additions made 2008 September 17.