Class of 2022 Senior Assessment

NC State strives for continuous improvement. Assessment of the General Education Competencies, known as the Pack Proficiencies, helps NC State faculty and staff better understand how to support student learning. The Pack Proficiencies include: critical thinking, creative thinking, oral communication, written communication, and quantitative literacy.

This spring, NC State will administer a quantitative literacy assessment to graduating seniors. Eligible graduating seniors will be invited by email to complete the assessment between January 26 and March 4, 2022. Instructors may also ask students to complete the assessment in-class as part of their coursework. All who complete the assessment will be entered for the chance to win prizes.

All assessment data are reported in aggregate and individual student results are confidential. Students’ performance on the assessment will not affect their grades, class standing, or graduation status. NC State faculty and staff will use the data to make decisions to improve student learning in critical and creative thinking for NC State students.

Prizes

All students who complete the assessment will be entered for the chance to receive prizes including various gift cards and a free Graduation Photoshoot with Mr. Wuf! All prizes are listed below.

Free Graduation Photoshoot with Mr. Wuf

5 lucky students who complete the assessment will have the opportunity to take graduation photos with Mr. Wuf!

$50 or $15 Amazon e-Gift Cards

10 randomly selected students who participate in the first few days of the assessment (Jan. 26 – Jan. 30) will receive a $15 e-gift card for Amazon, and all who participate will be entered for the drawing to receive one $50 Amazon gift card.

$25 or $10 Wolfpack Outfitters Gift Cards

Purchase your graduation regalia and other NC State swag at Wolfpack Outfitters! 1 student will receive a $25 gift card and 6 students will receive $10 gift cards.

Gift Cards to Local Restaurants

One $25 Kabab and Curry gift card and one $10 Groucho’s gift card will be given to randomly selected students who completed the assessment!

Various NC State Swag

Students who complete the assessment may be selected to win an NC State gym bag, alumni t-shirt, mugs, decals, plaques!

More Information

NC State uses the Territorium HEIghten Quantitative Literacy Assessment to assess how students are meeting our stated learning outcomes. The assessment is timed at 45 minutes and is completed online. The assessment consists of multiple choice and numeric entry questions.

Participation in competency assessment is voluntary but highly encouraged. NC State engages in assessment as a process of reflection and continuous improvement. DASA Assessment shares aggregated data with faculty and staff so that they can make their courses and curricula even better. We additionally report on general education competency assessment to our accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Questions about the Pack Proficiencies or competency assessment may be directed to Samantha Rich (snrich@ncsu.edu) in DASA Assessment.