ERIC Number: ED148837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
The CAEL Validation Report.
Willingham, Warren W.; And Others
The Cooperative Assessment of Experiential Learning (CAEL) Project involves Educational Testing Service and some 250 member institutions. The purpose of the project is to develop procedures and materials that will be useful in strengthening the assessment of experiential learning in higher education. This report describes extensive findings that focus on the strengths and weaknesses of different evaluation methods, and other characteristics of assessment procedures that affect reliability, validity, and usefulness to students. Studies of the assessment of interpersonal skills, portfolio assessment, assessment of work competences, as well as selected institutional studies of expert evaluator judgment are described. The report provides a basic reference for institutions that wish to examine the reliability and validity of their own assessment procedures and the soundness of their underlying educational rationales. (Author/MV)
Descriptors: College Credits, College Students, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Experiential Learning, Field Studies, Higher Education, Informal Assessment, Institutional Research, Interpersonal Competence, Knowledge Level, Learning Experience, Portfolios (Background Materials), Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Reliability, Research Methodology, Resource Materials, Special Degree Programs, Student Evaluation, Validity, Work Experience
Cooperative Assessment of Experiential Learning, American City Building, Suite 403, Columbia, Maryland 21044 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cooperative Assessment of Experiential Learning Project, Princeton, NJ.