Clark College is committed to fostering the academic achievement and personal development of its students. To carry out that commitment, the college continuously gathers information about the effectiveness of its programs and services, the progress of its students toward educational and personal goals, and the achievements and perspectives of its alumni. This information is used to monitor program effectiveness, to recognize educational trends and opportunities, and to develop a sound, factual basis for academic planning.
Each Clark College student is expected to participate in the college's assessment efforts. Programs and services use various means to gather assessment information, including portfolios, performances, achievement tests, comprehensive examinations, surveys, interviews, focus groups, evaluation forms, and other methods.