Assessment Reporting Suspended For 2020-2

Given the extraordinary challenges we are all facing during this dynamic and challenging time, Penn State has suspended the June 30th assessment reporting deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year. Programs that have already collected assessment data or were otherwise prepared to submit, and would still like to do so, can still do so. The Assessment Management System Training web page has self-help resources and information on scheduled trainings. Do not hesitate to reach out to your assessment liaison for assistance. Please note: this suspension applies to non-accredited academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate levels. Programs with disciplinary accreditation will need to seek guidance from their external agencies; we’re happy to help.

Reporting Due Date

All undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs are required to submit annual assessment reports which are due annually on June 30th.  A handbook has been created to help in the assessment process and can be accessed through the Learning Outcomes Assessment Handbook on our website.

If the June 30th due date does not fit your assessment cycle or you are unable to access or upload to your college or campus Box folder, or if you have any questions, please contact your LOA Liaison.

Professionally Accredited Programs

Professionally accredited programs that meet assessment standards for Penn State and the Middles States Commission on Higher Education are not required to submit assessment plans/reports using OPA templates. Instead, please upload your most recent self-study to the Box folder.

For a list of programs accredited by a professional accrediting body, see
Accreditations by College.