Assessing Student Achievement in General Education. Assessment Update Collections. Assessment Update Special Collections

  • ID: 2212646
  • Book
  • 96 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Standardized tests have been cyclically resurrected as assessment tools and repeatedly found wanting. This new issue looks at the broad range of skills; effective writing, information literacy, critical/analytical thinking, moral awareness, general communication ability, and more; desired in college graduates and explores the difficulties in designing successful measures of general education learning outcomes that satisfy all stakeholders.

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Introduction: Assessing Student Achievement in General Education (Trudy W. Banta).

Use of Standardized Tests.

The National Assessment of College Student Learning: Current and Future Activities (Sal Corrallo).

The Washington State Assessment Experience (Robert M. Thorndike).

Reliving the History of Large–Scale Assessment in Higher Education (Trudy W. Banta).

Use of Locally Designed Instruments.

The Role of Assessment in Linking Faculty Teaching to Student Outcomes (Anne G. Scott).

Assessing Individual Generic Skills.

Assessment Measures (Gary R. Pike).

Assessing Information Literacy and Technological Competence (Trudy W. Banta, Howard R. Mzumara).

Washington State University Critical Thinking Project: Improving Student Learning Outcomes through Faculty Practice (Diane Kelly–Riley).

Assessing Students Moral Awareness (James JF Forest, Bruce Keith).

An Innovative Measurement of Communication Outcomes: Self–Perception (Anne Hummer).

Community College Strategies: Using a Capstone Course to Assess General Education Outcomes (Scott Hunt).

Assessment Methods Applicable Across Knowledge and Skills Areas.

A Multiplicity of Learning: Capstones at Portland State University (Terrel L. Rhodes, Susan Agre–Kippenhan).

Closing the Feedback Loop in Classroom–Based Assessment (Barbara E. Walvoord, Barbara Bardes, Janice Denton).

Community College Strategies: The Butler County Community College Individualized Student Assessment Pilot Project (Phil Speary).

Course–Embedded Assessment: A Teaching Strategy to Improve Student Learning (Donald W. Farmer).

Systemwide Assessment of Utah s General Education Courses (Philip I. Kramer).

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