Since 2008, The Chicago Area Assessment Group (CAAG) has sought to advance understanding of assessment and its impact on college and university planning and effectiveness. This professional peer group provides a forum for sharing good practices, soliciting feedback and creating an open dialogue for gathering information and thinking through ideas.

Currently, a five-member board provides CAAG leadership. Board members represent institutions of considerable diversity in both public and private sectors spanning assessment, institutional research/effectiveness and teaching and learning.
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Thought Partnership
Join us in person or remotely for our monthly meetings; an excellent opportunity to learn and engage! In addition, CAAG has launched "CAAG Conversations"-- special topics in assessment practice conducted entirely online in a convenient webinar format making sharing and discussing best practices even more approachable.
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Over 100 professional members representing nearly 45 institutions rely on CAAG for networking and resource opportunities. A free CAAG membership connects professionals via our active listserv, and provides opportunities for free professional development resources such as meetings, workshops, webinars and more.
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  • August 2nd Meeting Topic and Description: Are Your Rubrics a Hot Mess? Rubrics are a commonly used tool to help faculty grade and communicate student performance in the classroom. When designed correctly and used properly, they are incredibly useful however, many rubrics simply fall short. During this “train the trainer” presentation, participants will learn basic rubric anatomy, what every successful rubric should include, the elements of how rubrics connect to assessment, use of language that reduces ambiguity and the importance of calibrating rubrics to build consensus among faculty raters. Examples will be provided along with resource materials participants can use to develop their own faculty rubric development trainings at their institutions. Confidently help faculty transform your institution’s rubrics from “hot mess” to ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2019, 10:00 AM by Yanelet Delgado
  • July 19th CAAG Online Conversation Dear CAAG members, Join us online in another CAAG Conversation to discuss Students’ Understanding of Assessment. Description: We understand the importance of assessment of student learning. But do our students? And how do we know? This conversation focuses on the various ways we can evaluate our students’ understanding of assessment, why we do it and how its importance is shared with students. Conversation Host: Dr. Naze's higher education experience spans 19 years, 16 of which have been in Illinois. Naze was a tenured faculty member in the Department of Communication at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois for 8 years before moving into administration as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for two years. From there he moved on ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2019, 2:22 PM by Yanelet Delgado
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