Mission

The Office of Assessment and Evaluation provides LSU students, faculty, staff, and the broader community with optimal practical and theoretical measurement and assessment strategies and methodologies for the implementation of effective program, unit, and individual evaluation that reinforces institutional accountability.

 

 Vision

The LSU Office of Assessment and Evaluation will provide state of the art measurement services and consistenty participate in creative national and international efforts to ensure academic accountability and the expansion of knowledge through continuous improvements in teaching and learning.   

 

 Planning and Assessment

The Office of Assessment and Evaluation supports institutional effectiveness through consultation with faculty, staff, and community clients on the development of instruments and experimental designs informed by standard principles of measurement, assessment, and evaluation, including classroom tests, faculty and staff evaluation formats, and academic program development and evaluation.

Contact:

Dr. Bobby Matthews, 578-1145, isdblm@lsu.edu or
Sandi Guillot, 578-1145, sandi@lsu.edu.

 

 Computer-based Testing

The Office of Assessment and Evaluation provides computer-based testing for a wide array of LSU courses. Professors typically create a multi-day window within which students schedule tests at a time convenient to them. Tests are delivered by secure server in a monitored environment. Testing software generates comparable forms and facilitates immediate score reporting and statistical analysis. Computer-based delivery of national assessments such as Praxis, TOEFL, and GRE is also available through the Office of Assessment and Evaluation.

Contact:

Derek Wilson, 578-1145, dwils15@lsu.edu or
David O’Brien, 578-1145, dobrien@lsu.edu.

 

 Services and Support

The Office of Assessment and Evaluation assists in the development and delivery of surveys customized to clients’ research interests. Delivery is available both online and in the traditional paper-and-pencil format, with standard data analysis and reporting options available

Contact:

Tori Greenwood, 578-1145, tgreen4@lsu.edu or
Frank Sipos, 578-1145, fsipos1@lsu.edu or
David O’Brien, 578-1145, dobrien@lsu.edu.

 

Computerized scanning and test scoring services using NCS technology are available in the Office of Assessment and Evaluation. Interpretative tools include scores (listed alphabetically and by student number), frequency distribution, item analysis, reliability coefficient, and descriptive statistics. Individual report sheets for students, electronic transfer of data, and advanced statistical analysis are available.

Contact:

Tori Greenwood, 578-1145, tgreen4@lsu.edu or
Frank Sipos, 578-1145, fsipos1@lsu.edu or
Dean Provost, 578-1145, dprovo1@lsu.edu.

 

The Office of Assessment and Evaluation offers qualitative program assessment formats including focus groups and structured interview sessions, including design, implementation, transcript analysis and evaluation, and reporting.

Contact:

Dr. Bobby Matthews, 578-1145, isdblm@lsu.edu.

 

Advanced-standing examinations are administered to incoming freshmen during the Spring Invitational and Summer Orientation Programs. Exams are available to continuing students both during the week prior to the beginning of classes and during the first week of each semester, including the summer term. Language proficiency examinations are available to graduate students who need to satisfy degree program requirements.

Contact: 


Tori Greenwood, 578-1145, tgreen4@lsu.edu 
Frank Sipos, 578-1145, fsipos1@lsu.edu or

Sandra Whisnant, 578-1145, swhisn1@lsu.edu.

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Teaching evaluation forms are produced, analyzed, and reported by the Office of Assessment and Evaluation each semester. Reports are presented in individual, departmental, and college formats. Customized item formats are available.

Contact: 

Frank Sipos, 578-1145, fsipos1@lsu.edu or
Tori Greenwood, 578-1145, tgreen4@lsu.edu or
Dean Provost, 578-1145, dprovo1@lsu.edu.

 

The Office of Assessment and Evaluation personnel support clients in all phases of test development and implementation, including content analysis, item writing, reporting formats, and determination of test validity and test reliability. The center also develops and maintains customized item-banking repositories for storing and retrieving test items.

Contact:
Dr. Bobby Matthews, 578-1145, isdblm@lsu.edu.