Rock Valley College

Assessment for Student Learning

Our faculty and administrators are very serious when it comes to the quality of education students receive and for that reason they understand the need for assessing what and how students are learning in the classroom and around campus.

What Is Assessment?

Assessment is a continual and dynamic process of collecting, synthesizing, and interpreting information to aid in continuous improvement efforts and decision making.  Assessment efforts at RVC are guided, in part, by Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), and the RVC Strategic Plan.

Image of 6-step Assessment Cycle

Levels of Assessment that Inform Student Learning

RVC addresses assessment for student learning across the college through interconnecting levels as shown in the diagram below.

Graphic Depicting the Levels of Assessment

Documenting Assessment through TaskStream

TaskStream is the RVC accountability management system.  It is used to document academic and co-curricular assessment for student learning.

Opportunities to better understand how to use TaskStream are provided during RVC development days and group or individual workshops throughout the year.  Resources are also provided in Resources. 

For more information, to request an individual or small group help session, or to set up a TaskStream account, contact Dr. Lisa M. Mehlig at or (815) 921-4070.