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Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning - George Mason University


Academic Assessment

Academic programs and certain certificate programs are required to identify student learning outcomes, and map those outcomes to their curriculum through a curriculum map. Programs will assess one outcome per year and report on that assessment in the Tk20 assessment management system.


Annual Assessment Templates

All academic and student support units must enter the unit’s mission statement, goals, objectives, methods and measures, results and analysis, and improvement plans into Tk20 as shown in the templates below.

Mason Program Assessment Report Template Tk20 Template (Excel)

Mason Program Assessment Report Tk20 Template (Word)


For more information on administrative unit assessment and worksheets, please refer to the resources below.

Looking for feedback on your student learning outcomes? Use our helpful rubric to evaluate your learning outcomes, assessment measures, and findings.

Assessment Schedule

Academic Units

All degree programs must enter the following into Tk20 by June 30, 2022:


Stand-alone and Gainful Employment Certificate Programs

Please visit Assessment and Reporting: Certificate Programs and Gainful Employment Disclosures more information.



Tk20 is Mason’s assessment planning and reporting software tool. All academic and administrative units will enter their annual assessment data in this system. Tk20 is a robust, interactive tool that can be used for tracking progress toward goals, and reporting for accreditation. For user information, please refer to the quick start guide.

If you are a new user or are having trouble logging in, please contact Karen Manley at or 703-993-8834.