3.2—Student Criteria (SC)
replace the longstanding Student Performance Criteria (SPC) with Program Criteria and Student Criteria. Student Criteria are closer in concept to SPC than Program Criteria. Student work is not required as evidence for SC.1-4. Instead, evidence for these criteria consists of a narrative of how the program achieves and evaluates each criterion, a reoccurring self-assessment and modification process of the program’s curriculum, and supporting material demonstrating how the program achieves its student learning objectives through syllabi, schedules, and instructional materials for the course or courses where the content is delivered. This change also allows new emphasis to be placed on self-assessment and continuous improvement of each criterion.
In addition to the evidence requirements of SC.1–4, SC.5 and SC.6 require student work as evidence. In past editions of the NAAB
, programs self-selected a limited number of high-pass and minimum-pass work samples. The
now require programs to collect 100% of the student work for these criteria, and institutes a process where the NAAB randomly evaluates approximately 20% of the student work. This strengthens the ideology that all students who have passed the course(s) have attained the same core abilities.
If several courses are used to satisfy SC.5 and/or SC.6, the class lists from each course must be aligned so that a random selection process will collect the work of each student selected in all classes that are used to meet the SC.