Validation of Time on Task
Data is pulled from the American Sentinel learning platform for student activity in six primary areas: readings, self-testing, progress testing, online discussion forums, other student interaction (learning team activity, project development, study sections, etc.) and other activities (computer software development, capstone project development and execution, etc.). The data is recorded for each student in each course. On a semi-annual basis, the deans and provost aggregate this data and establish the mean time for each course by program and degree level. This data is used to assess the rigor of the class and to make any modifications to the course requirements.