Systematic instructional assessment of student outcomes is increasingly a mandate for higher education. Few widely accepted instruments exist for application across the communication discipline to accomplish this mandate. The Interactive Media Package for the Assessment of Communication and Critical Thinking (IMPACCT) was developed in 2011 to facilitate this assessment process. This study develops a revised and condensed version of IMPACCT in order to produce a valid, reliable, yet more time-efficient assessment for diffusion and use in collegiate contexts. Based on a large sample of three semesters at a large public southwestern university, representing over 2,000 students’ self-assessments at two time periods with 360-degree peer assessments, the psychometric properties of a short version of IMPACCT were examined. The short version (IMPACCTS) retained psychometric properties, validity, and reliability. The short-form version provides a practical facilitation of instructional assessment in higher education, and has potential for marketability outside of the communication discipline.