SOAPs (Student Outcomes Assessment Plan)

Closing the Loop

Closing the loop refers to using the findings from assessment activities in order to improve student learning. This is one of the most important aspects of the assessment process. Results can be used to either confirm that assignments and curricula are effective or to make changes in instruction, curricula, or programs. How assessment findings have been used to draw conclusions about what is effective and to make adjustments or changes should be documented.