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Office Institutional Research and Assessment Records
- 1943, 1992-2014, undated (Accumulation)
2.0 linear feet (2 record boxes)
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The Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Office and is staffed by a full-time director and four support staff. This office coordinates several areas of assessment and provides various testing services to the university students and community. / Student assessment begins with the collection of data at the freshman level. ACT Assessment or COMPASS scores direct mathematics and English placement. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), a national longitudinal study, gathers basic data on first year students. / Assessment continues at mid-level with department staff administering the proficiency (CAAP) examination. This examination, required by the State Board of Regents, evaluates students in the areas of writing, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. / This office also collects departmental assessment plans. Each term, following the graduating seniors' exit evaluations, departments forward summary data for those graduating students to the Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office which records and maintains the data. / The Director serves as a consultant for departmental assessment across campus. Continuing student and alumni surveys are conducted periodically. / Additional services include: providing a testing center for ACT, CLEP, MCAT, and other national assessments; proctoring tests for SDSU and non-SDSU students; managing the proficiency testing as directed by the Board of Regents; scoring tests and providing statistical results for campus faculty; designing surveys; consulting; and processing instructor evaluation forms.
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Scope and content
This collection is composed of reports produced by the Academic Evaluation and Assessment Office as a result of educational tests and measurements made by the office. Also included is material related to academic proficiency of students, entering student profiles and placement examinations.
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.
The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.
Conditions governing reproduction
South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.
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