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Most Common Standard V Citations

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The Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s Standard V concerns an institution’s educational effectiveness assessment. Standard V is consistently the most widely cited or second most widely cited standard for follow-up. During March and June 2020, 71% of follow-up cases involved Standard V (among other standards).

Under the standards that were adopted in 2014, the most common reasons for follow-up under Standard V are:

  • Organized, systematic, and sustainable assessment process for student learning goals: 54% of Standard V follow-up cases
  • Use of assessment results to improve teaching and learning/educational effectiveness/student achievement: 46% of Standard V follow-up cases
  • Periodic assessment of the effectiveness of assessment processes: 9% of Standard V follow-up cases
  • Communication of assessment results to stakeholders: 5% of Standard V follow-up cases
  • Sufficient support to sustain assessment and communicate assessment results: 5% of Standard V follow-up cases
  • Assessment of General Education: 5%