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ERIC Number: ED126148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Direct Assessment of Competence for Degrees in Large Public Universities: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
Merrill, John R.
The concept of attainment requirement and the development and assessment of attainment requirements for natural science majors is discussed. Structures involving several different kinds and levels of terminal and generic attainment are presented. The implications of such levels of attainment and performance standards for assessment strategies are discussed. Also suggested are ways to use similar attainment structures to delineate the material to be presented by natural science departments to nonscience majors. The paper discusses issues which are related to attainment-based education and are of interest both to natural science faculty and to instructional and curriculum designers. (Author/DEP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)