Phase II: Collect & Analyze

Phase 2 consists of collecting the information specified under measures and interpreting the results. Well-defined outcomes, measures, and criteria make it easier to collect the evidence identified in Phase 1 and analyze the results. During an assessment cycle, this phase will be completed for the outcomes being investigated. To begin this phase:

  • Determine the plan for collecting the information
  • Specify the persons responsible for collecting the information
  • Specify the persons responsible for analyzing the information

I. Collect and Record Results

Collect and record the results of the assessment activities. Write the results in detail. This increases the ability to interpret the information. If possible, include references to written reports. For surveys or institutional data, include exact numbers and percentages of participants surveyed, which measure was used, and when the results were collected.

II. Analyze and Interpret Results

Analyze and interpret the results. When analyzing and interpreting results, it is not sufficient to simply say your students are doing well or the program is successful. Determine what the results indicate. The interpretation should be as specific as possible to help make recommendations in Phase 3. The next page contains an example of the results of Phase 1 and Phase 2 for a sample co-curricular Assessment and Action Plan.