Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution / Edition 1

Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution / Edition 1

by Peggy L. Maki
     
 

ISBN-10: 1579220886

ISBN-13: 9781579220884

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Stylus Publishing

This book offers colleges and universities a framework and tools to design an effective and collaborative assessment process appropriate for their culture and institution. It encapsulates the approach that Peggy Maki has developed and refined through the hundreds of successful workshops she has presented nationally and internationally. Peggy Maki starts with a…  See more details below

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This book offers colleges and universities a framework and tools to design an effective and collaborative assessment process appropriate for their culture and institution. It encapsulates the approach that Peggy Maki has developed and refined through the hundreds of successful workshops she has presented nationally and internationally. Peggy Maki starts with a definition of assessment as a process that enables us to determine the fit between what we expect our students to understand and be able to do, and what they actually demonstrate at points along their educational careers. She then presents a framework -- accompanied by extensive examples of processes, strategies, and illustrative campus practices; as well as key resources, guides, worksheets, and exercises -- that will assist all stakeholders in the institution to articulate, develop, and sustain assessment of student learning as an integral and systematic core institutional process.

This book presents inquiry into student learning as a core process of institutional learning -- a way of knowing about our work -- to improve educational practices. Becoming learning organizations themselves, higher education institutions deepen understanding of their educational effectiveness by examining the various ways in which students make their learning visible. Here is a process that any campus can adapt and use to engage all its constituencies -- institutional leaders, faculty, staff, administrators, students, and everyone involved in governance -- in constructive dialogue to forge a vision about, and commitment to, a culture of evidence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579220884
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Developing a collective institutional commitment1
2Beginning with dialogue about teaching and learning31
3Making claims about student learning within contexts for learning59
4Identifying or designing tasks to assess the dimensions of learning85
5Reaching consensus about criteria and standards of judgment119
6Designing a cycle of inquiry153
7Building a core institutional process of inquiry over time171

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