AMS | Kent State University

Taskstream AMS

Starting with the 2016-2017 report, programs will need to use the Accountability Management System (AMS) for submitting their annual assessment reports.

The College of EHHS developed resources and an online training series to assist with AMS. To take full advantage of the training series, please follow the below steps:

>> STEP #1Click Here to Request an AMS Account
For programs within the College of EHHS, request your AMS account by contacting Courtney Marsden via the above link. Please respond to all questions within the preset email.
Once you have an account, you may access it through Flashline:
A) Sign into your Flashline account.
B) On the left sidebar, click “Employee,” then click “Resources,” and then click “Additional Employee Resources.”
C) Within the main portion of your window, click on the block that says “Taskstream” or “Watermark (Taskstream).” A new tab will open and you should be automatically signed into your account. However, if you are asked to sign in, then use your Flashline username and password.

>> STEP #2Click Here to Download the Reporting Template
Fill out the above Template for Reporting in AMS. The purpose of this template is to guide you through the data input process. For your reference, here is a Completed Template Example for 2016-2017 Reporting.
>> STEP #3Click Here to Watch Part I: Annual Assessment Reporting in AMS
Once you have obtained an AMS account and filled out the Template for Reporting in AMS, then please watch Part I of the training video series: Annual Assessment Reporting in AMSThis video, which is approximately 14 minutes in length, covers how to sign into AMS and input the assessment report (i.e., mission statement, learning outcomes, measures, and findings).

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>> STEP #4: Click Here to Watch Part II: Adding an Action Plan & Status Report
If you have one or more unmet measures, then you will also need to watch Part II of the training video series: Adding an Action Plan and a Status Report into AMS. This video, which is approximately 10 minutes in length, covers how to sign into AMS and setup an action plan and a status report.
Finally, if you would prefer to use a step-by-step guide rather than watch the videos, then please download the Guide for Annual Assessment Reporting in AMS [PowerPoint]. This guide covers the same input procedures demonstrated in Part I and II of the training video series.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get an AMS account?

If your program is within the College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS), then you may request an AMS account by contacting Courtney Marsden, Let her know the name of the program(s) you need workspace access to, including the degree level (e.g., B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.). If you did not attend an AMS training through the College of EHHS, then it is strongly recommended that you review the above AMS resources and/or sign up for a training through the Provost's Office (session dates are TBD).

Why do I need to complete the annual assessment report?

Kent State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). In alignment with HLC accreditation, all academic programs (generally broken down by both major and degree level) must submit a programmatic assessment report every year. Annual assessment reports are reviewed and maintained by Kent State’s Office of Accreditation, Assessment and Learning. Academic programs should use the annual assessment report as a way to identify areas for continuous improvement and to ensure quality.

What do I include in the annual assessment report?

Annual assessment reports must include the following components:

  • Mission Statement
  • Student Learning Outcomes (minimum of three)
  • Measures (i.e., method of assessment) - should include a mix of direct and indirect
  • Achievement Targets (i.e., minimum performance standard)
  • Findings
  • Recommendations/Reflections
  • Action Plan - required when a program does not meet its achievement target(s)
Where can I find additional resources related to the assessment of student learning?
Other than annual assessment reporting, what else can I do in AMS?

In addition to annual assessment reporting, AMS can be used for mapping learning outcomes, curriculum mapping, retaining copies of syllabi, and more.

>> PowerPoint: Additional AMS Features <<