Assessment Reporting Platform Guides (Watermark)

Kent State University has selected Watermark's Planning & Self-Study (PSS) as the assessment platform used for annual assessment planning and reporting for 2023-2024 and beyond. The deadline for all program level assessment reports is September 30th every academic year. Once an account is created for you, access to the Watermark platform is through Flashline. If you do not have an account, please email AAL Assessment


Assessment Platform Training/General Assessment Consulting Fridays:

     1st and 3rd Fridays - 10:00 -11:00 a.m.

     2nd and 4th Fridays - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Trainings for the reporting platform as well as general assessment consultations are offered throughout the academic year.

Complete this registration form or contact for a virtual meeting invitation. 


On-demand PSS video tutorials (KSU login required): PSS assessment platform instructional videos and documents for your annual assessment report.


PowerPoint instructions with screenshots:

     For existing programs transitioning from Watermark Taskstream AMS to PSS:

          PSS Assessment Plan Report Training - EXISTING Programs/Reporters (PDF)

     For new or recently created programs in PSS:

         PSS Assessment Plan Report Training - NEW Reporters (PDF)

     For archiving Taskstream AMS program reports (2016-2023) in PSS:

        Archiving Taskstream AMS Reports in PSS (PDF)


If you need immediate assistance, please email AAL Assessment.