The core objectives form the foundation of SFA’s general education core curriculum. Each semester, student work will be collected from both lower level courses that are part of the core curriculum and any upper level course in each major in which students are expected to demonstrate high level mastery of the core objectives.
While standardized tests provide general measures of student knowledge, the assessment of student work can be used to gain more detailed information on student learning and help identify specific areas of needed improvement. Student work should be a natural outgrowth of instruction tied to the core objectives required in each core course.
Visit the Office of Institutional Effectiveness for detailed information on core curriculum assessment, core objectives, collection of student work for core assessment, and more.