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 Quick Reference Guide


Assessment Management Systems (AMS)

Assessment Management Systems (AMS) are browser-based web applications that enable institutions to systematically collect data for assessing student learning. Through their digital workspace, AMS have the capability to measure assignments, journals, evaluations, and academic artifact collections, all of which are grounded in student learning outcomes and the institutional mission. The system stores and organizes data for reporting using analytics.



Scoring in Portfolium: Program Assessment Workflow


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I obtain a Portfolium account?

You already have one! Portfolium is integrated with Courses by Sakai with Single Sign-On. You can access your Portfolium account through this link. If it is your first time logging in, Portfolium will ask you to set a password.

NOTE: You will need to have an assignment set up in Portfolium in order to access the assessment module.

2. Is there a support team at Pepperdine that can help me?

Seaver College Portfolium Contact: Yara Diab or Kailee Rogers

  Watermark (Livetext)

I have a LiveText account, but I need some help:

Assessment Tutorial: How to assess a student assignment

LiveText Help Center

*Please contact your division for access to LiveText

  Annual Student Achievement Report (A.S.A.R.) Template

Summary Student Achievement Template



Assessment Sites

Each program at Pepperdine University has an assessment site. These sites provide a comprehensive view of all of the assessment work each program has been participating in. We've made this version of the assessment sites public so that programs can look at each other's work and share assessment approaches and methodologies. Each site will include the individual program's program learning outcomes, annual assessment, curricular maps, and past program review.




Data is collected and analyzed to establish how well the University is meeting its student learning outcomes in three areas: Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs), the WSCUC five core competencies, and Seaver College General Education. The data is analyzed by faculty, students and administrators through different university and college wide committees. Reports are developed to provide support for data driven decision making. The reports are available on this website for community viewing.