ERIC Number: ED365242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Public Higher Education. Preliminary Baseline Report.
This report is a summary of Washington State's first 18 months of public higher education assessment activities. The two main sections of the report provide, first, summaries of the institutional assessment activities and, second, a discussion of the statewide assessment indicators. Specific sections examine the collection of entry-level baseline information, the intermediate assessment of math and writing skills, end-of-program assessment, post-graduate assessment, periodic program review, and how assessments are being used. Statewide indicators parallel to the institutional assessment activities currently taking place on each campus are also discussed and include the use of student information, intermediate assessment, end-of-program assessment, program review, and data on the employment of graduates. The report indicates that, over the past 18 months, Washington's public institutions of higher education have developed and implemented assessment plans which have begun to produce results in improving undergraduate education. Appendices present historical background information and a list of the statewide assessment indicators. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Public Colleges, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standardized Tests, State Standards, State Universities, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Study
Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, Mail Stop GV-11, Olympia, WA 98504.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Note: For a related document, see HE 027 035.