Philosophy of Assessment
Lincoln College is committed to assessment as a means to improve student academic achievement and institutional effectiveness. Assessment is both a technical and a social process that increases in accuracy to the degree that multiple sources and methods of data collection are used. But data collection is useful only if data are transformed into information and information is communicated to those who need it for decision-making. Whenever feasible, assessment of programs responds to standards or benchmarks established by appropriate external organizations. However, in assessing Lincoln College programs, the unique features of this institution are always considered in the evaluation.