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Assessment informs our institutional planning and decision-making and provides a gauge for quality. Through regular assessment, we maintain a strong focus on world-class academics that attract top students, faculty and staff to NC State from across the country and around the world.

What is Assessment?

Assessment is NC State’s way of ensuring continual evaluation and enhancement of programs and initiatives. The purpose of assessment is to systematically improve the quality of teaching, learning, research, service, extension and engagement at the university. Our success is rooted in our ability to constantly evaluate, modify and improve.

We don’t just implement programs and hope for success; we intentionally develop programs and ways to measure their effectiveness. We adapt programs and initiatives based on solid metrics and data.

Assessment at NC State is coordinated and widespread. We follow a central set of guidelines and principles, but each unit, program, department or college is responsible for measuring the impact and performance of their individual programs. Our approach is one of shared responsibility for student learning.

REG 02.90.01 provides the framework for academic assessment at NC State.

Assessment Processes

At NC State, assessment responsibilities are distributed among various programs and units across the university. The hub of assessment activity remains in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Quick links to the homepages of assessment at NC State are below.

Other Assessment Processes

We utilize General Education Assessment to review the quantitative literacy, oral and written communication of our students to ensure proper academic progress.

Co-curricular units regularly assess undergraduate student learning and development in an efficient and effective unified process with a focus on outcomes.

NC State DELTA assists program coordinators and faculty in developing program and course assessment plans based on objectives and outcomes to optimize student success.