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

Resources for Annual Assessment Reporting in AMS
>> PowerPoint: Guide for Annual Assessment Reporting in AMS <<
>> Template for 2016-2017 Reporting in AMS [Word Doc] <<
>> Example for 2016-2017 Reporting in AMS [PDF] <<

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 <<