Assessing Student Achievement in General Education: Assessment Update Collections

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Standardized tests have been cyclically resurrected as assessmenttools and repeatedly found wanting. This new issue looks at thebroad range of skills; effective writing, information literacy,critical/analytical thinking, moral awareness, generalcommunication ability, and more; desired in college graduates andexplores the difficulties in designing successful measures ofgeneral education learning outcomes that satisfy all stakeholders.

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Overview

Standardized tests have been cyclically resurrected as assessmenttools and repeatedly found wanting. This new issue looks at thebroad range of skills; effective writing, information literacy,critical/analytical thinking, moral awareness, generalcommunication ability, and more; desired in college graduates andexplores the difficulties in designing successful measures ofgeneral education learning outcomes that satisfy all stakeholders.

Clickhere to view all five installments of Trudy Banta's AssessmentUpdate Collections.

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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 andFuture Activities (Sal Corrallo).

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

Reliving the History of Large-Scale Assessment in HigherEducation (Trudy W. Banta).

Use of Locally Designed Instruments.

The Role of Assessment in Linking Faculty Teaching to StudentOutcomes (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: ImprovingStudent Learning Outcomes through Faculty Practice (DianeKelly-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 AssessGeneral Education Outcomes (Scott Hunt).

Assessment Methods Applicable Across Knowledge and SkillsAreas.

A Multiplicity of Learning: Capstones at Portland StateUniversity (Terrel L. Rhodes, Susan Agre-Kippenhan).

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

Community College Strategies: The Butler County CommunityCollege Individualized Student Assessment Pilot Project (PhilSpeary).

Course-Embedded Assessment: A Teaching Strategy to ImproveStudent Learning (Donald W. Farmer).

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

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