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Northwest Missouri State University


Timeline

What What is it? When How will I know?
Freshmen Year
Writing Challenge
  • Placement Exam administered by Writing Center in B.D. Owens Library
  • SOAR
Student request
NL-SSI
  • National Survey
  • Freshman seminar
    alternating years
Done in class
NSSE
  • National Survey
  • Spring term
E-mail
Sophomore Year
CBASE
  • Standardized test
  • General education content
  • Earned 45 hrs
  • Required for entry to College of Education
College will notify
Junior Year
General Education Assessment**
  • Standardized test
  • General education content
  • When you have close to 60 hrs
E-mail
NL-SSI **
  • National Survey
  • After the CBASE or Gen Ed Assessments
  • alternating years
E-mail
Senior Year
NSSE
  • National Survey
  • Alternating years
  • random student selection
E-mail
Praxis
  • Teacher Ed Certification
  • Exams-major specific
  • Required for Teaching certification
College will notify
Major Field Test
(MFT, ACAT, etc)
  • National Exit Exams as required by specific departments/majors
  • Linked to capstone course enrollment
Syllabus and/or instructor

**These are required by the University and administered by the Assessment Office. When you receive notification from the Assessment Office you are strongly encourage to complete the activity in order to avoid a registration hold.