In their report for the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, Using Assessment Results: Promising Practices of Institutions That Do It Well, Gianina R. Baker, Natasha A. Jankowski, Staci Provezis, and Jillian Kinzie note “Most institutions are collecting evidence of student learning, but it is not clear how these results are being used to improve student outcomes.”
To help clarify how institutions are “closing the loop” on assessment, the authors synthesized the
insights from nine individual studies to discern promising practices in using information about student
learning. And they argue that these case studies “highlight promising practices for using assessment data for improvement and decision making,”
The full report may be downloaded here.