The mission of Office of Assessment is improvement of student learning. The Office accomplishes this by assisting areas throughout the college in developing appropriate assessment methodologies and success indicators which can be used to support, enhance, report, and/or improve the quality of teaching and learning. The Office provides training, analysis, and support for on-going assessment of student learning and development.

Assessment is the ongoing process of:
    Establishing clear, measurable expected outcomes of student learning.
  • Ensuring that students have sufficient opportunities to achieve those outcomes.
  • Systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well student learning matches our expectations.
  • Using the resulting information to understand and improve student learning.

Linda Suskie, Assessing Student Learning: A common sense guide. Anker Publishing, 2004.
Kansas City Kansas Community College uses both institution-wide measures and program-specific measures to assess student outcomes. Broad measures include the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Performance (CAAP), the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) and embedded assessments of student's work in courses. Course competencies have been established for each of the college's associate degree and certificate programs. In addition, general education competencies have been established and are measured through the use of a nationally-normed test, student artifacts, and surveys.

The Student Academic Assessment Committee (SAAC) monitors the outcomes assessment process and acts as a catalyst for continual improvement. The SAAC also conducts professional development activities in assessment.

Exit Exam Registration

After thorough review and discussion of the Exit Exam, it has been determined by the leadership of Kansas City Kansas Community College to discontinue the exam. This is effective immediately and applies to all students who have not yet taken the exam.

The Exit Exam is no longer required.

If you have graduated from KCKCC, paid your graduation fee of $20.00, and have no holds on your KCKCC account, please email Pam Sipes, Graduation Specialist, at to request that your diploma or certificate be mailed to you. Please include your complete mailing address in your email.

If you have graduated and have not paid your graduation fee, and/or have any holds on your account, you may make payments by calling our Business Office at (913) 288 – 7620 between the hours of 8:00AM – 4:00PM CST, Monday through Friday. Once cleared, please email Pam Sipes, Graduation Specialist, at and ask to have your diploma or certificate mailed. Please include your complete mailing address in your email.

You may check the status of your account in WebAdvisor if it has been less than one school year since you have graduated from KCKCC. Do not remember your login or password? Call the Help Desk at (913) 288-7479.

If it has been more than one school year since you have graduated from KCKCC, contact the Business Office for your account status

Assessment Plan

The assessment program at Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) is an on-going process that is defined as a work in progress. The assessment activities at KCKCC have expanded dramatically in recent years, as evidenced by the information contained within this report. The plan seeks to inform the reader about what we have done and about future efforts within our assessment program.

This report will seek to answer the following questions:
How is the assessment program structured at KCKCC?
What measures and standards have been used for assessing student learning?
How are/will the results of assessment used to identify changes that may be needed if student learning is to improve?

The Office of Assessment offers workshops on a variety of assessment-related issues and topics. These workshops can be held either at the Office of Assessment, or at other meetings, such as Division or Program meetings. The presentation portion of the workshop generally lasts for 60 minutes, leaving 30 minutes for discussion or activities.

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Workshops Available

Assessment 101 – We introduce assessment, and provide an overview of the assessment process, as well as examples of well-designed assessment plans.

Writing Effective Learning Outcomes – We assist you in defining your program and/or course, and in explicitly describing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes students develop as a result of your program/course.

Selecting Instruments – We describe what types of instruments can be used to measure student learning and development, and where one can find these instruments.

Classroom Assessment Techniques – We cover some of the common and popular classroom assessment techniques from the classic book by Thomas Angelo and K. Patricia Cross.

Writing Performance Assessments and Scoring Rubrics – We describe the different types of performance assessments (e.g., oral tests, portfolios) often used in program assessment, and how to grade these assessments reliably.

Analyzing Test Data – We will describe the basics of analyzing and interpreting test data.

TracDat Training - We will train you on how to use TracDat from Nuventive, Inc. to manage your assessment activities.

Learning Outcomes

Contact Information

Dr. Baz Abouelenein - Chief Information Officer

Risala Allen - Executive Administrative Assistant

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