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Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide / Edition 1

Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9781882982714
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Series: JB - Anker Series , #45
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

LINDA SUSKIE is director of assessment at Towson University, near Baltimore, Maryland. Prior positions include serving as director of the assessment forum at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) and as a fellow at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Her 25 years of experience in college and university administration include work in assessment, institutional research, strategic planning, and continuous improvement.
For over 20 years, Ms. Suskie has been a frequent speaker, consultant, and workshop presented on higher education assessment topics to audiences throughout the United States and across the globe. Her publications include Assessment to Promote Deep Learning (editor), Questionnaire Survey Research: What Works, and the frequently cited "Fair Assessment Practices: Giving Students Equitable Opportunities to Demonstrate Learning" in the AAHE Bulletin. Her professional service has included serving on a number of advisory groups for higher education organizations, as regional program chair for the Society for College & University Planning, and as treasure of the North East Association for Institutional Research.
Ms. Suskie has taught graduate courses in assessment and educational research methods and undergraduate courses in statistics and developmental mathematics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative studies from John Hopkins University and a master’s degree in educational measurement and statistics from the University of Iowa.

Table of Contents

About the Author.



List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Part I. Laying a Foundation for Assessment.

1. What is Assesssment? Why Assess?

2. What are Good Assessment Practices?

3. Promoting an Assessment Culture.

Part II. Planning for Assessment Success.

4. Creating an Assessment Plan.

5. Developing Learning Goals.

6. Choosing an Assessment Strategy.

Part III. The Assessment Toolbox.

7. Using a Scoring Guide to Plan and Evaluate an Assignment.

8. Creating an Effective Assignment.

9. Encouraging Student Reflection.

10. Assembling Assessment Information Into Portfolios.

11. Writing a Traditional Objective Test.

12. Conducting Surveys, Focus Groups, and Interviews.

13. Selecting a Published instrument.

Part IV. Putting Assessment Results to Good and Appropriate Use.

14. Summarizing and Analyzing Assessment results.

15. Sharing Assessment Results.

16. Using Assessment Findings Effectively and Appropriately.

Key Resources on Assessing Student Learning.


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