The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) provides information on student engagement, a key indicator of learning and, therefore, of the quality of community colleges. The survey, administered to community college students, asks questions that assess institutional practices and student behaviors that are correlated highly with student learning and student retention. The CCSSE survey is a versatile, research-based tool appropriate for multiple uses. It is a:
- benchmarking instrument — establishing national norms on educational practice and performance by community and technical colleges.
- diagnostic tool — identifying areas in which a college can enhance students’ educational experiences.
- monitoring device — documenting and improving institutional effectiveness over time.
LRSC Key Findings 2013 CCSSE Key Findings 2011 CCSSE Key Findings
The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is a set of standardized tests developed to measure student’s achievement levels. The CAAP test helps your school evaluate the effectiveness of the education you and your classmates have received, and identify areas that may need to be strengthened. The CAAP test also helps you evaluate your skill levels.
The CAAP test is administered in the Fall and Spring each year. Lake Region State College uses four exams; writing skills, reading, mathematics, and science. Each student is randomly given two of the four tests.
All transferring liberal arts majors, who have completed three semesters of full-time course work or 40 credit hours of part-time course work, and students graduating with an Associate in Arts degree from Lake Region State College, must complete the CAAP exam in order to receive a transcript from Lake Region State College.
More information regarding the CAAP test as well as sample questions can be found on CAAP website.
LRSC Results Spring 2013 CAAP Summary Fall 2013 CAAP Summary