American Sociological Association

Types of Assessment Tools Used for Sociology Undergraduates and Usefulness of Those Tools


Data not weighted to adjust for survey non-response based on institution type (Research, Doctoral, Master's, or Baccalaureate) in the Carnegie Classification system because the breakdown of responding institutions generally corresponded with their representation in the Carnegie system.

Of 645 academic departments that responded to the survey, 574 reported the use of an assessment tool(s) and the usefulness thereof.

Respondents were allowed to select "very useful," "somewhat useful," "not useful," or "too early to determine" to describe each tool.

Breakdown of responses within "Other:" Course-based assessment (22.0 percent); rubric of assessment tools (19.8 percent); capstone course (16.5 percent); miscellaneous or unspecified (41.7 percent).

AY: Academic Year.


Academic Year 2011-2012 Department Survey, American Sociological Association.

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