Assessment and Evaluation
Assessment and evaluation (A&E) utilizes data to understand and improve pedagogical innovations and academic programs. The A&E team provides the MIT community with tiered support to address a variety of A&E questions. These questions may include:
- Did an educational activity or program achieve its intended goal/outcome?
- What factors contribute to the outcome of the activity or program?
- How can an activity or program be improved?
What can we do for you?
Our A&E experts offer the following services to the MIT community:
- Meet one-on-one to discuss individual A&E needs, includes instructor- and program-level needs
- Develop a unique study plan to answer your questions
- Design needed tools (e.g., surveys, rubrics, focus group, interview protocols) to collect data to answer one’s A&E questions
- Provide guidance and feedback on A&E plans, tools, and study methods, for those who want to develop, design and/or conduct their own assessments / evaluations
- Collect and analyze data (qualitative and quantitative) for individual instructors and programs
- Lead customized workshops for your program or department, which can focus either generally on A&E or be topic-specific (e.g., rubric development; survey construction; designing focus group and interview protocols; data collection, cleaning and management; current assessment and evaluation technology tools; and interpreting assessment data to make decisions)