Strategic Planning and Assessment Resources

Assessment allows the Enrollment and Student Services Division (ESS) to fulfill the college mission in the most effective and productive manner to drive continuous improvement. Assessment informs ESS strategic planning and allows the division to be a good steward of college assets.

Assessment helps answer questions such as:

  • Are we making a difference in the lives of our students?
  • What do we want students to know, be able to do or value as a result of our program or service?
  • What evidence do we have that the work we do in ESS has made an impact on students' persistence and success?

Strategic Planning and Assessment priorities

  • Create and lead an evidence-based culture
  • Promote outcome-oriented thinking and data-informed decision making
  • Build talent and increase assessment knowledge
  • Develop infrastructure to facilitate efficient, systematic and reliable assessment
  • Support the use of technology to advance assessment
  • Connect assessment to strategic planning, decision making and resource allocation
  • Cultivate ethical assessment practice

Assessment Cycle graphicAssessment planning and evaluation

Assessment is a four-step process for ESS:

  • Plan: Plan and report outcomes, measures and targets
  • Assess: Measure outcomes and collect data on outcomes
  • Report: Analyze and report results
  • Act: Evaluate and implement improvement action plans
  • Assessment reporting and review process flowchart


The Taskstream assessment management system has been designed to manage the IE planning and reporting process at Wake Tech. Sign in on the Wake Tech Portal using your username and password to access Taskstream.

Assessment documents and resources