Intensive English Language Institute

Assessment Plan

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Goal of Assessment

The goal of assessment in IELI is to determine if students have improved their English for Academic (EAP) skills while in the IELI program and if they have met the exit goals of the program upon completion of level 4. Results of assessment are used to guide programmatic decisions over time. Results are not used to make short-term or immediate decisions regarding the academic readiness of any particular student, the effectiveness of any particular teacher, or the effectiveness of any particular course.

Procedure

Data are collected in a number of ways, including testing, survey, interview, and analysis of student products.

Faculty review data in faculty meetings and at the annual retreat. In addition, they meet four times per year in meetings dedicated to reviewing data relevant to student achievement of program goals. Decisions faculty make relate to testing and placement, curriculum, student services, and general program operation.