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HEIghten® Outcomes Assessment Scores

The HEIghten® Civic Competency & Engagement and Intercultural Competency & Diversity assessments are available now, and higher education institutions can immediately begin administering tests and capturing data on their cohorts.

Note: Although the tests can be administered, official score reporting is not yet available. Score report development is underway, and reports will be released as soon as possible. If you have specific reporting deadlines, please contact your ETS Advisor at 1-800-745-0269 or highered@ets.org to discuss your options.

Institutions nationwide can use results from the HEIghten outcomes assessment suite for accreditation and accountability initiatives, to guide curriculum improvement and to measure growth and development.

Using Scores

With the HEIghten outcomes assessment suite, institutions can:

  • Paint a more complete picture of student performance. The tests can be used as a standalone assessment or in conjunction with an institution's existing assessments.
  • Use the actionable data to show that students have learned the general education skills needed after graduation.
  • Mix and match the assessments to address individual institutional goals.
  • Gauge student learning outcomes of traditional, blended learning and distance learning students.
  • Meet requirements for accreditation and program funding by measuring and documenting program effectiveness.
  • Identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to improve curriculum through the assessment of student proficiency in core academic skill areas.
  • Compare institutional performance using national comparative data.

Institutional Score Reporting

At the institutional level, the following mean scores* will be reported.

Critical Thinking

See a sample HEIghten Critical Thinking Institution score report.

Quantitative Literacy

  • Total score
  • Subscores for the following content areas:
    • Numbers and operations
    • Algebra
    • Geometry and measurement
    • Probability and statistics
  • Percentage of test takers at each proficiency level

See a sample HEIghten Quantitative Literacy Institution score report.

Written Communication

See a sample HEIghten Written Communication Institution score report.

Test-taker Score Reports

Test takers who complete the HEIghten assessments will receive the following scores:

      • Total score
      • Proficiency level achieved

The following are the sample HEIghten test-taker score reports:

* Valid data from a minimum of 30 test takers is required to generate group-level institutional reports.

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