ERIC Number: ED331385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Implementation of Outcomes Assessment.
Spartanburg Technical Coll., SC.
This manual addresses the specific needs of Spartanburg Technical College (South Carolina) in evaluating student outcomes of program competencies. The guidelines provide a step-by-step method for faculty to evaluate the objectives by which they teach and the assessment methods they use to measure students' achievement of those objectives. A four-part evaluation process is outlined: (1) analyze course competencies and objectives to determine their domain (cognitive, psychomotor, affective) and level (knowledge, application, problem solving); (2) analyze the assessment methods used, in order to test those competencies and objectives in the same domains and levels of the assessment instrument; (3) compare the levels of the domains found in the course objectives with the levels of the domains found in the assessment instruments; (4) change those assessment instruments that do not match the levels of the course objectives or create new assessment instruments. Appendices make up 90% of the manual and include an assessment evaluation chart, Spartanburg Technical College's taxonomy of educational domains, key to assessment types, descriptions of assessment methods, and information on field testing outcomes assessments. Contains a glossary. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Spartanburg Technical Coll., SC.
Identifiers: Spartanburg Technical College SC
Note: Prepared by the Outcomes Assessment Advisory Committee.