Principia College Takes Assessment a Step Further Measuring Both Academic and Student Life Programs with Chalk & Wire’s Assessment Platform

Ridgeway, Ontario – Nov. 15, 2016 – In an effort to better understand how student life activities impact learning, Chalk & Wire, the most trusted higher education assessment platform, announced today that Principia College has expanded its use of their assessment platform. Partnering with Chalk & Wire for the past six years, the private liberal arts college in Elsah, Illinois can now demonstrate student learning outcomes for both academic and co-curricular activities.

With Chalk & Wire, Principia College can review student learning data to find out if curriculum changes are successful and making a positive impact. New to the overall assessment program this year, Principia College is now evaluating the outcomes for Athletics and Student Life through student writing, student reflections, and student performance.

“Assessment is part of who we are and what we do and Chalk & Wire has been a vital partner in meeting assessment goals,” said Libby Scheiern, Associate Dean of Academics, Center for Teaching and Learning Director and Professor for Principia College. “We think it is critical to examine student progress across the board, in both academics and student life, and through our continued work with Chalk & Wire, we can take a holistic look at our growth.”

According to Principia College, using Chalk & Wire’s assessment platform helped the institution reaffirm accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Chalk & Wire offers higher education institutions a comprehensive, campus-wide platform that includes ePortfolios, forms, surveys, assessment processes, analytic, live reporting and accreditation management.

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With a market-changing, research-based approach to higher education assessment, Chalk & Wire has helped institutions demonstrate student competency and improve the evaluation of learning outcomes for nearly 20 years. To increase the validity of assessment data, Chalk & Wire’s market-leading assessment platform is built on its CoreValidity™ process, which drives alignment between faculty and leadership through a unified assessment language and raises inter-rater reliability earlier in the process. Chalk & Wire takes a consultative approach to helping institutions prove their value and efficacy as well as their ability to prepare students for their post-graduate pursuits. For more, visit

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