Lincoln University Assessment of Student Learning Progress Report
In March of 2003, the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA), completed a comprehensive evaluation visit at Lincoln University. The evaluation team identified assessment of student academic achievement as an area of concern and recommended commission follow-up in this area. Lincoln University prepared this report in response to the evaluation team's recommendation to submit a report to the Commission that demonstrates the continued implementation of the current academic assessment plan. The report also demonstrates the significant progress that Lincoln has made since the evaluation team visit in March of 2003.
The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) Critical Thinking Test
The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) Critical Thinking Test, developed by ACT, is a nationally normed, standardized exam that is designed to assess college student's critical thinking skills. Lincoln University administers the CAAP Critical Thinking Test to students after the successful completion of 75 credit hours (including transfer credits). The CAAP Critical Thinking Test Data Analysis provides information regarding those students who have taken the CAAP Critical Thinking Test.
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test (MFT)
The Major Field Tests (MFT), developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), are nationally normed, standardized exams that provides colleges and universities with the means to assess academic achievement of students within major disciplines. Lincoln University administers the MFTs to students prior to graduation. The ETS Major Field Test Data Analysis provides information regarding those students who have taken the ETS Major Field Test within their discipline.