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B.A. English Assessment Results

Program Learning Outcomes

By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes.  Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO).  In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of B.A. English students at APUS.

  • PO#1- Demonstrate the ability to effectively express ideas and evidence in writing.
  • PO#2- Discuss representative literary texts and critical theory to enhance a life-long learning process.
  • PO#3- Conduct an analysis of a literary work and discuss the history and characteristics of various periods and genres.
  • PO#4- Analyze written materials and examine the relevance of multiple interpretations in a diverse society.
  • PO#5- Demonstrate knowledge of literature in the British and American canon and beyond, in order to apply their interpretations against their own cultural experience.
At this time, there is not enough data to report. Updates will be made as soon as this information becomes available.
Learning Outcomes Assessment: ETS Proficiency Profile

Undergraduate students at American Public University System (both AMU and APU) are required to participate in our national testing initiative as they near degree completion.  This involves completion of the ETS Proficiency Profile, a general education assessment.  This initiative enables us to evaluate and inform teaching and learning, as well as benchmark our programs.  Below are combined results from the ETS Proficiency Profile for B.A. English students in the School of Arts & Humanities.

BA English EPP

End of Program Survey

Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the B.A. English Program.

BA English EOP