As a higher education professional, you know that accreditation is a powerful tool for communicating your institution’s value. Accrediting bodies provide external validation of the value and quality of your institution’s programs. They develop educational standards and measure your programs against those standards in regular audits. But how can you connect those standards, along with those of your program and course expectations to specific student learning outcomes you can measure? How can your measures prove that students are achieving these outcomes and goals? This article explores methods top assessment developers use to ensure their course assessments connect directly to both inside and outside measures of achievement.

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