A Bird's-Eye View of Assessment: Selections from Editor's Notes

Overview

Here, pioneer Trudy Banta illuminates the many facets of assessmentin colleges and universities during the past two decades.Addressing the principles of good assessment practice, she gives aninsider's perspective and shares the larger questions and answersencountered in assessment. In the final section, she looks atassessment outside the United States. This valuable publicationwill give you a broader, deeper appreciation of the successes,snares, and future of outcomes ...

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Overview

Here, pioneer Trudy Banta illuminates the many facets of assessmentin colleges and universities during the past two decades.Addressing the principles of good assessment practice, she gives aninsider's perspective and shares the larger questions and answersencountered in assessment. In the final section, she looks atassessment outside the United States. This valuable publicationwill give you a broader, deeper appreciation of the successes,snares, and future of outcomes assessment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118099667
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Series: Assessment Update Special Collections Series , #6
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,279,765
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Trudy Banta, editor of Assessment Update since 1989, is a pioneer in outcomes assessment in higher education. She founded the Center for Assessment Research and Development at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, before moving to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is a professor and vice chancellor for planning and institutional improvement. She coordinates strategic planning for the campus, academic and administrative program review, the evaluation of student learning outcomes, and the assessment of institutional effectiveness.

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Table of Contents

Introduction-Selections from Trudy Banta's "Editor's Notes" 1

Some Things Never Change

On the Crest of the Wave 10

Weaving Assessment into the Fabric of Higher Education 13

Revealing the Results of Assessment 14

This One's for Students 17

The Power of a Matrix 21

Welcome News About the Impact of Assessment 25

You Won't Find This in Books

Are We Making A Difference? 31

Toward a Scholarship of Assessment 34

How Do We Know Whether We Are Making a Difference? 37

Demonstrating the Impact of Changes Based on Assessment Findings 42

One Bird's-Eye View of the U.S. Landscape for Assessment

Take Part in the National Goals Debate 47

Do Faculty Sense the Tightening of the Accountability Noose? 50

Can We Combine Peer Review and National Assessment? 52

Trying to Clothe the Emperor 56

Are There Measures for Improvement and Accountability? 64

Tripping Lightly Around the Globe

Assessment: A Global Phenomenon 68

Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in Germany 70

A Global Perspective-At Last 74

The Most Compelling International Dialogue to Date 78

Two Conferences, Two Systems-Similar Perspectives? 82

Sour Notes from Europe 86

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