Assessment in Practice: Putting Principles to Work on College Campuses / Edition 1

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Overview

"This book's contribution will be a very big one—and not just in size.... there is no compAndium of examples like it. As such, it's invaluable. It will be very useful to those who plan and carry out assessment on campuses." —Thomas A. Angelo, director, AAHE Assessment Forum. Brings together in one volume the best current knowledge of what assessment methods work best and whose principles should be incorporated into all effective assessment efforts—whether at institutional, program, or department levels.Presents the best current knowledge of which assessment methods work best and how their principles should be incorporated into assessment efforts—whether at institutional, program, or department levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901349
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/31/1995
  • Series: Higher and Adult Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

TRUDY W. BANTA is professor of higher education and Vice Chancellor for Planning and Institutional Improvement at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IU-PUI). She is founding editor of Assessment Update (a Jossey-Bass bimonthly newsletter). JON P. LUND is a doctoral candidate in higher education at IU-PUI and an editorial assistant at Assessment Update. KAREN E. BLACK is assistant to the vice chancellor and managing editor of Assessment Update. FRANCES W. OBLANDER is Director of Student Services, School of Education, IU-PUI, and assistant editor of Assessment Update.

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Table of Contents

IDENTIFYING PRINCIPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE IN ASSESSMENT.

Assessment: It Starts with What Matters Most.

An Imaginative Consideration of Learning.

The Road to Success Is Paved with Goals.

It's Not Only Where They End Up, But How They Get There.

Assessment Doesn't Just Happen, It Evolves.

Involvement in Assessment: A Collaborative Endeavor.

Making Data Meaningful.

The Important Part Is What You Do With It.

The Train Is Leaving the Station.

Perhaps There Are Ten?

EXAMPLES OF EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT PRACTICES.

Assessing Student Achievement in the Major.

Assessing Student Achievement in General Education.

Assessing Student Development and Progress.

Assessment at the Classroom Level.

Faculty Development to Promote Assessment.

Developing a Campus-Wide Approach to the Assessment.

Has Assessment Made a Difference?

Resources: A. Carnegie Classification Code Definitions B. List of Contributors.

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