Date of Award

Spring 5-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

First Advisor

Bryan McCoy


The purpose of this research was to create a Culture of Assessment Instrument (Appendix F) that will allow education program provider (EPP) assessment leaders to measure the assessment culture within their program. General Systems Theory was the theoretical framework as the foundation of this research. Using a modified Delphi panel of assessment leaders, the researcher developed a valid Culture of Assessment Instrument (Appendix F). A key finding is that the instrument accurately reflects the culture of assessment, as evidenced in a pilot study. Leaders can use this instrument to measure the culture of assessment within an EPP undergoing change to determine growth over time. The instrument can also be used as a formative guide for best practices to shape a positive culture of assessment.