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Measuring College Learning Responsibly: Accountability in a New Era / Edition 1

Measuring College Learning Responsibly: Accountability in a New Era / Edition 1

by Richard J. Shavelson


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ISBN-13: 9780804761215
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 12/17/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Richard J. Shavelson is the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education, Professor of Psychology, and former Dean of the School of Education at Stanford University. He is the coauthor of Scientific Research in Education (2002), with Lisa Towne and Generalizability Theory: A Primer (1991), with Noreen Webb, among other books, articles, and policy reports.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables vi

Preface viii

Abbreviations xv

1 Assessment and Accountability Policy Context 1

2 Framework for Assessing Student Learning 8

3 Brief History of Student Learning Assessment 21

4 The Collegiate Learning Assessment 44

5 Exemplary Campus Learning Assessment Programs 70

6 The Centrality of Information in the Demand for Accountability 102

7 Accountability: A Delicate Instrument 121

8 State Higher-Education Accountability and Learning Assessment 133

9 Higher-Education Accountability Outside the United States 161

10 Learning Assessment and Accountability for American Higher Education 183

Notes 211

References 217

Index 231

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