Recent Updates: Student Learning Outcomes and Success & Progress Rates Expansions
The original objectives of the VSA for transparency and accountability in providing consumers unbiased information on the undergraduate learning experience remain the same, but as our public conversations have evolved, so has the College Portrait.
- Institutions can select from eight student learning outcomes reporting options: four instruments – ACT CAAP, CLA/CLA+, ETS Proficiency, and AAC&U VALUE rubrics for Critical Thinking and Written Communication – administered using either a value-added or senior-only benchmarked methodology.
- Institutions can publish Success & Progress Rate charts and tables for additional, institutionally defined groups of students, such as Veterans, First-generation students, or Pell recipients. Each cohort will be displayed on a separate page that can be linked to from outside the College Portrait. In an era of increasingly mobile and diverse student populations, the Success & Progress Rate provides an accurate and complete measure of student progress toward a degree or credential across multiple institutions.