About: Assessment Dashboard

Read Today, Lead Tomorrow continuously assesses all of its activities to ensure the overall effectiveness of the initiative. Each activity has one or more specific outcomes it should meet; each outcome has a specific goal for each of the five years of Read Today, Lead Tomorrow. The chart below provides an overview of the assessment plan in place. A green dot means we met or surpassed the goal for the year; a red dot means we didn't. Hover over any status indicator for additional information about that outcome.

OUTCOME 1: Students will improve their strategic reading skills during their first two years of study.
Active Reading 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Students will improve their strategic reading skills during their first two years of study. The university will establish a baseline for placement cut-off scores and make necessary changes to Admissions policies. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. ---This activity was not implemented during this year.
The QEP Office will collect pre-test data for long-term assessment. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. ---This activity was not implemented during this year.
Developmental Reading Program 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
The University will offer two levels of Developmental Reading courses during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Students placed in RDNG 0992 and RDNG 0992i will demonstrate a significant increase in their COMPASS test scores or score in the 45th percentile. Green dotYear 1 goal: 40%
Year 1 results: 68% (+28%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 50%
Year 2 results: 70% (+20%)
Change from Y1: +2%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 60%
Year 3 results: 77% (+17%)
Change from Y1: +9%
Green dotYear 4 goal: 70%
Year 4 results: 76% (+6%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 80%
Year 5 results: 75% (-5%)
Students placed in RDNG 0992 and RDNG 0992i will demonstrate a significant increase in their diagnostic test scores or by score in the 45th percentile. Green dotYear 1 goal: 40%
Year 1 results: 78% (+38%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 50%
Year 2 results: 51% (+1%)
Change from Y1: -27%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 60%
Year 3 results: 89% (+29%)
Change from Y1: +11%
Green dotYear 4 goal: 70%
Year 4 results: 89% (+19%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 80%
Year 5 results: 75% (-5%)
Students enrolled in RDNG 0992 and RDNG 0992i will attend regular tutoring sessions in the Reading Lab. Students enrolled in RDNG 0992 will attend tutoring in the Reading Lab for at least 10 hours. Students enrolled in RDNG 0992i will attend tutoring in the Reading Lab for at least 12 hours. Red dotYear 1 goal: 60%
Year 1 results: 28% (-32%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 75%
Year 2 results: 52% (-23%)
Change from Y1: +24%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 90%
Year 3 results: 94% (+4%)
Change from Y1: +66%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 90%
Year 4 results: 86% (-4%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 90%
Year 5 results: 36% (-54%)
Students attending weekly tutoring in the Reading Lab will score 80 or above on their COMPASS posttests. Red dotYear 1 goal: 40%
Year 1 results: 32% (-8%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 50%
Year 2 results: 33% (-17%)
Change from Y1: +1%
Red dotYear 3 goal: 60%
Year 3 results: 48% (-12%)
Change from Y1: +16%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 70%
Year 4 results: 68% (-2%)
Green dotYear 5 goal: 80%
Year 5 results: 100% (+20%)
Students attending weekly tutoring in the Reading Lab will score 80 or above on their diagnostic post-tests. Red dotYear 1 goal: 40%
Year 1 results: 38% (-2%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 50%
Year 2 results: 73% (+23%)
Change from Y1: +35%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 60%
Year 3 results: 100% (+40%)
Change from Y1: +62%
Green dotYear 4 goal: 70%
Year 4 results: 94% (+24%)
Green dotYear 5 goal: 80%
Year 5 results: 100% (+20%)
Faculty Development 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching will host a Reading Course Portfolio Working Group every year. Active participants will complete 100% of the activities required by the RCPWG Facilitator. Red dotYear 1 goal: 100%
Year 1 results: 89% (-11%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 100%
Year 2 results: 88% (-12%)
Change from Y1: -1%
---This activity was not implemented during this year. Red dotYear 4 goal: 100%
Year 4 results: 50% (-50%)
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Active participants will describe the year-long experience as useful. Green dotYear 1 goal: 80%
Year 1 results: 100% (+20%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 80%
Year 2 results: 90% (+10%)
Change from Y1: -10%
---This activity was not implemented during this year. Red dotYear 4 goal: 80%
Year 4 results: 69% (-11%)
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Active participants will submit a successful portfolio describing the revised course. Red dotYear 1 goal: 90%
Year 1 results: 44% (-46%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 90%
Year 2 results: 75% (-15%)
Change from Y1: +31%
---This activity was not implemented during this year. Red dotYear 4 goal: 90%
Year 4 results: 86% (-4%)
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The Center for the Advancement of Teaching will organize and host three active reading instruction seminars or active reading implementation workshops each semester. By the end of each session, participants will be able to identify at least two specific ideas that could be used in their teaching. Green dotYear 1 goal: 20%
Year 1 results: 26% (+6%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 40%
Year 2 results: 40% (+0%)
Change from Y1: +14%
Red dotYear 3 goal: 60%
Year 3 results: 51% (-9%)
Change from Y1: +25%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 60%
Year 4 results: 43% (-17%)
Green dotYear 5 goal: 60%
Year 5 results: 69% (+9%)
Attendees will rate the usefulness of the session as a 4 or 5. Green dotYear 1 goal: 60%
Year 1 results: 66% (+6%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 70%
Year 2 results: 76% (+6%)
Change from Y1: +10%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 80%
Year 3 results: 84% (+4%)
Change from Y1: +18%
Green dotYear 4 goal: 80%
Year 4 results: 97% (+17%)
Green dotYear 5 goal: 80%
Year 5 results: 89% (+9%)
Within one year of attending a session, participants will have implemented at least one idea in one class. Green dotYear 1 goal: 20%
Year 1 results: 38% (+18%)
N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year. N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year. N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year. N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year.
The QEP Office will provide mini-grants for faculty and departments proposing to initiate activities related to the mission of the QEP. Following the request for proposals, faculty will apply for some level of funding. Red dotYear 1 goal: 5%
Year 1 results: 3% (-2%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 10%
Year 2 results: 3% (-7%)
Change from Y1: +0%
Red dotYear 3 goal: 15%
Year 3 results: 1% (-14%)
Change from Y1: -2%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 15%
Year 4 results: 2% (-13%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 15%
Year 5 results: 2% (-13%)
Grantees will demonstrate success with the proposed activities by using the assessment method specified in their grant proposals. Green dotYear 1 goal: 100%
Year 1 results: 100% (+0%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 100%
Year 2 results: 100% (+0%)
Change from Y1: +0%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 100%
Year 3 results: 100% (+0%)
Change from Y1: +0%
Green dotYear 4 goal: 100%
Year 4 results: 100% (+0%)
Green dotYear 5 goal: 100%
Year 5 results: 100% (+0%)
Departmental Involvement 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Each academic department will introduce active reading skills in its designated entry-level course. Reading instruction activities will be found on course syllabi for identified classes. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. Green dotYear 2 goal: 60%
Year 2 results: 83% (+23%)
Change from Y1: +83%
Red dotYear 3 goal: 70%
Year 3 results: 65% (-5%)
Change from Y1: +65%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 80%
Year 4 results: 39% (-41%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 90%
Year 5 results: 32% (-58%)
Students enrolled in entry-level reading courses will perform at proficiency on course specific reading assessments. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. Green dotYear 2 goal: 60%
Year 2 results: 64% (+4%)
Change from Y1: +64%
Red dotYear 3 goal: 70%
Year 3 results: 64% (-6%)
Change from Y1: +64%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 80%
Year 4 results: 71% (-9%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 80%
Year 5 results: 61% (-19%)
Each academic department will reinforce active reading skills in its designated upper-level course. Reading instruction activities will be found on course syllabi for identified classes. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. Green dotYear 3 goal: 60%
Year 3 results: 88% (+28%)
Change from Y1: +88%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 75%
Year 4 results: 44% (-31%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 90%
Year 5 results: 35% (-55%)
Students enrolled in upper-level reading courses will perform at proficiency on course specific reading assessments. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. Green dotYear 3 goal: 60%
Year 3 results: 69% (+9%)
Change from Y1: +69%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 70%
Year 4 results: 64% (-6%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 80%
Year 5 results: 67% (-13%)

OUTCOME 2: Students will demonstrate engaged reading both inside and outside the classroom.
Engaged Reading 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Students will demonstrate engaged reading both inside and outside the classroom Responses to appropriate questions in the NSSE, BSSE, and FSSE will show significant growth. N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year. N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year. N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year. N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year. N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year.
Participation in QEP events will show significant growth. Green dotYear 1 goal: 20%
Year 1 results: 20% (+0%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 30%
Year 2 results: 26% (-4%)
Change from Y1: +6%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 40%
Year 3 results: 40% (+0%)
Change from Y1: +20%
Green dotYear 4 goal: 40%
Year 4 results: 50% (+10%)
Green dotYear 5 goal: 40%
Year 5 results: 45% (+5%)
Literary Communities 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
The Freshman Seminar will use a different book every year as a shared reading for all first-year students. Students enrolled in FRSM 1000 will report having read the majority of the shared reading. Red dotYear 1 goal: 55%
Year 1 results: 43% (-12%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 65%
Year 2 results: 56% (-9%)
Change from Y1: +13%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 75%
Year 3 results: 86% (+11%)
Change from Y1: +43%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 85%
Year 4 results: 70% (-15%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 85%
Year 5 results: 78% (-7%)
Students in the Freshman Seminar will use reflective writing to engage the shared reading. The reflective writings reviewed will be judged as a 4 or 5 using the standard rubric. Green dotYear 1 goal: 40%
Year 1 results: 54% (+14%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 50%
Year 2 results: 48% (-2%)
Change from Y1: -6%
Red dotYear 3 goal: 60%
Year 3 results: 48% (-12%)
Change from Y1: -6%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 66%
Year 4 results: 38% (-28%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 66%
Year 5 results: 59% (-7%)
The reflective writings reviewed will be judged as a 3, 4, or 5 using the standard rubric. Green dotYear 1 goal: 60%
Year 1 results: 83% (+23%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 70%
Year 2 results: 84% (+14%)
Change from Y1: +1%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 80%
Year 3 results: 92% (+12%)
Change from Y1: +9%
Green dotYear 4 goal: 80%
Year 4 results: 93% (+13%)
Green dotYear 5 goal: 80%
Year 5 results: 94% (+14%)
The academic departments will organize journal clubs. The academic departments on campus will host journal clubs for their major students. Green dotYear 1 goal: 20%
Year 1 results: 26% (+6%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 30%
Year 2 results: 26% (-4%)
Change from Y1: +0%
Red dotYear 3 goal: 40%
Year 3 results: 26% (-14%)
Change from Y1: +0%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 50%
Year 4 results: 26% (-24%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 50%
Year 5 results: 11% (-39%)
In each participating department, students identified as majors for the department will attend its journal club meetings. Green dotYear 1 goal: 25%
Year 1 results: 44% (+19%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 25%
Year 2 results: 62% (+37%)
Change from Y1: +18%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 25%
Year 3 results: 64% (+39%)
Change from Y1: +20%
Green dotYear 4 goal: 25%
Year 4 results: 47% (+22%)
Green dotYear 5 goal: 25%
Year 5 results: 43% (+18%)
In each participating department, participating students will successfully identify and describe one key fact or idea from the topic reading. Green dotYear 1 goal: 75%
Year 1 results: 98% (+23%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 75%
Year 2 results: 94% (+19%)
Change from Y1: -4%
Green dotYear 3 goal: 75%
Year 3 results: 84% (+9%)
Change from Y1: -14%
Green dotYear 4 goal: 75%
Year 4 results: 98% (+23%)
Green dotYear 5 goal: 75%
Year 5 results: 95% (+20%)
Members of the Xavier community will participate in book clubs. The Xavier community will participate in one at least one book club. Green dotYear 1 goal: 5%
Year 1 results: 5% (+0%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 10%
Year 2 results: 8% (-2%)
Change from Y1: +3%
Red dotYear 3 goal: 15%
Year 3 results: 5% (-10%)
Change from Y1: +0%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 15%
Year 4 results: 1% (-14%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 15%
Year 5 results: 2% (-13%)
Service 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
The University will apply for a reading-related community grant. Xavier will apply for the Big Read grant. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. ---This activity was not implemented during this year. ---This activity was not implemented during this year.
Students will participate in literacy-based community service and service-learning projects. The Xavier community will participate in literacy-based community service and service-learning projects. Red dotYear 1 goal: 5%
Year 1 results: 2% (-3%)
Red dotYear 2 goal: 5%
Year 2 results: 3% (-2%)
Change from Y1: +1%
N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year. N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year. N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year.
Literary Events 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Students will attend or participate in on and off campus literary events, including on-campus readings by alumni, faculty, and staff authors. The Xavier community will be notified of upcoming QEP-related events on and off campus. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed. Green dotThis activity was successfully completed.
Attendees of on-campus events will demonstrate learning. Green dotYear 1 goal: 50%
Year 1 results: 51% (+1%)
Green dotYear 2 goal: 60%
Year 2 results: 75% (+15%)
Change from Y1: +24%
Red dotYear 3 goal: 70%
Year 3 results: 56% (-14%)
Change from Y1: +5%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 80%
Year 4 results: 52% (-28%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 80%
Year 5 results: 58% (-22%)
Spaces 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
The University will establish multiple reader-friendly spaces around campus. Average use of reader-friendly spaces on campus will reach capacity. Green dotYear 1 goal: 20%
Year 1 results: 53% (+33%)
N/AAssessment data for this activity was not collected during this year. Red dotYear 3 goal: 60%
Year 3 results: 32% (-28%)
Change from Y1: -21%
Red dotYear 4 goal: 80%
Year 4 results: 37% (-43%)
Red dotYear 5 goal: 80%
Year 5 results: 55% (-25%)