ETS® Assessment Insights Workshops

Brought to you by ETS and the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), the ETS® Assessment Insights Workshops are designed to provide practical, hands-on training for institutions and academic programs that want to use student learning outcomes data for continuous improvement and accreditation initiatives. Participants will work with their own data, regardless of the assessment used, to create a "real-life" plan that optimizes, rather than burdens, their institutional resources.

"As the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at MacMurray College, it became clear to me that our faculty and instructors lacked guidance on assessment. The workshop that Javarro Russell led on January 12 was extremely beneficial for our faculty. There was an in-depth discussion regarding assessment methods, data collection, correlation to learning outcomes, indirect vs. direct and many other relevant topics. Our faculty were appreciative of the knowledge they gained from this workshop and have already begun reviewing their current assessment methods and making revisions."

Allison Decker, Director of Institutional Research,
MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois

Course Content

Depending on the topics selected, workshop content can cover Fundamentals & New Techniques, Measuring Student Learning, The Assessment Process with Improvement in Mind, Effective Data Use and more.

In these sessions, participants will learn how to:

  • Develop and organize effective student learning outcomes (SLOs)
  • Evaluate whether their institution is collecting the right data, including understanding the pros and cons of various data types
  • Integrate the latest developments in analytics, psychology, neuroscience and organizational behavior to help educational institutions create realistic and readable assessment plans
  • Relate the assessment design process to student learning outcomes measures that produce fair, reliable scores and allow for inferences
  • Interpret data and use them to create actionable plans on campus

To plan or participate in a workshop, call 1-800-745-0269 or email highered@ets.org.

Types of Workshops

We offer flexible training options, allowing you to select the workshop that best fits your needs and goals. See below for details.

Full-Day Workshop

  • On-site eight-hour workshop at your institution includes two sessions.
  • Content and discussion are customized to your institution and/or academic program.
  • Includes one ETS/IEBC expert speaker to lead session, plus one-hour live feed Q&A with additional subject-matter experts.

Half-Day Workshop

  • On-site four-hour workshop at your institution includes one session.
  • Content and discussion are customized to your institution and/or academic program.
  • Includes one ETS/IEBC expert speaker to lead the session.

Contact Us

To plan or participate in a workshop, call 1-800-745-0269 or email highered@ets.org.