Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education: Cross-National Comparisons and Perspectives

Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education: Cross-National Comparisons and Perspectives

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of current, innovative approaches to assessing generic and domain-specific learning outcomes in higher education at both national and international levels. It discusses the most significant initiatives over the past decade to develop objective, valid, and reliable assessment tools and presents state-of-the-art procedures to adapt and validate them for use in other countries. The authors highlight key conceptual and methodological challenges connected with intra-national and cross-national assessment of learning outcomes in higher education; introduce novel approaches to improving assessment, evaluation, testing, and measurement practices; and offer exemplary implementation frameworks. Further, they examine the results of and lessons learned from various recent, world-renowned research programs and feasibility studies, and present results from their own studies to provide new insights into how to draw valid conclusions about learning outcomes achieved in various contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319743370
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 03/23/2018
Series: Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education; Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Miriam Toepper, Christiane Kuhn, Hans Anand Pant and Corinna Lautenbach.- PART 1: Conceptual Development and Advances.- 2. Research and Governance Architectures to Develop the Field of Learning Outcomes Assessment; Hamish Coates,- 3. Documenting and Improving Collegiate Learning in the United States; Timothy Reese Cain and James C. Hearn.-4. Information Management versus Knowledge Building: Implications for Learning and Assessment in Higher Education; Patricia A. Alexander.- PART 2: Domain-Specific Student Learning Outcomes – National and International Perspectives.- 5. Challenges for Evaluation in Higher Education: Entrance Examinations and Beyond – The Sample Case of Medical Education; Christiane Spiel and Barbara Schober.- 6. Teacherś Judgments and Decision Making: Studies Concerning the Transition from Primary to Secondary Education and Their Implications for Teacher Education; Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, Ineke M. Pit - Ten Cate and Thomas Hörstermann.- 7. Threshold Concepts for Modeling and Assessing Higher Education Students’ Understanding and Learning in Economics; Sebastian Brückner and Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia.- 8. Rescue an Enterprise from Failure: A Revolutionary Assessment Tool for Simulated Performance; Fritz Oser, Susan Mueller, Tanja Obex, Thierry Volery & Richard J. Shavelson.- 9. Assessment of Economics Education in Korea’s Higher Education; Jinsoo Hahn, Kyungho Jang and Jongsung Kim.- 10. What Do We Know - What Should We Know? Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning in European Higher Education: Initiating the New CALOHEE Approach; Robert Wagenaar.- PART 3: Generic Student Learning Outcomes – Cross-National Comparative Approaches.- 11. International Performance Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (iPAL) – Research and Development; Richard J. Shavelson, Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia and Julián P. Mariño.- 12. International Comparison of a Performance-Based Assessment in Higher Education; Doris Zahner and Alberto Ciolfi.- 13. Adapting and Validating the Collegiate Learning Assessment to Measure Generic Academic Skills of Students in Germany – Implications for International Assessment Studies in Higher Education; Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Miriam Toepper, Dimitri Molerov, Ramona Buske, Sebastian Brückner, Hans Anand Pant, Sascha Hofmann & Silvia Hansen-Schirra.- 14. Validating the Use of Translated and Adapted HEIghten® Quantitative Literacy Test in Russia; Ou Lydia Liu, Lin Gu, Prashant Loyalka, Amy Shaw and Jane Wang.- 15. Comparative Study of Student Learning and Experiences of Japanese and South Korean Students; Reiko Yamada.

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