University of Southern Indiana

Assessment

Assessment Day is part of the University of Southern Indiana’s Assessment Program. One day each fall and spring, classes are not scheduled so students may fulfill their obligation to participate in the testing. The Assessment Day results are used for the accrediting process for USI. Faculty members may also use the results to make curriculum changes. Students will receive notification by letter and by email of testing time and location.

All students who received an email from the Office of Planning, Research & Assessment regarding Assessment Day are required to attend. No classes are scheduled so that students can participate in testing and Colleges and Departments can work on Assessment-related activities.

If a student is absent, a priority registration hold will be placed on their account. Students with holds will be allowed to register during open registration (11/16/2019). No holds will be removed after 9/24/2019.


Test Schedule
In fall semesters, all full-time, first-time Freshman as well as Seniors will be required to take the ETS - Proficiency Profile test on the second Tuesday in September.

In spring semesters, Seniors with specific majors will be taking a Major Field Test (MFT) on the last Tuesday in March.

About the Tests
The Assessment Day exam (Fall), tests general education skills. All full-time freshmen and seniors who participated in the test as freshmen are required to sit for the exam.

The University of Southern Indiana currently uses the ETS Proficiency Profile abbreviated form. The Proficiency Profile assesses the four core skill areas (critical thinking, reading, writing, and mathematics) to measure the effectiveness of USI's general education program. 

Spring 2021 Assessment Day - In Person Cancelled, Select Majors Required for Remote Testing

In-Person Assessment Day has been cancelled for Spring 2021 and will instead be used as an instructional day. To learn more about USI's response to the COVID-19 pandemic click here. 

Graduating seniors in the following majors will be required to participate in remote-proctored testing between March 29 - April 12th (can be taken from home).

  • Biology
  • Business: Undergraduate (enrolled in MNGT 452)
  • Business: Graduate
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Geology (will be required in-person testing - more information to come)

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