ERIC Number: ED287359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul-14
Reference Count: N/A
A Statement of Policy by the State Higher Education Executive Officers on Program and Institutional Assessment.
Roaden, Arliss L.; And Others
Ten recommendations on outcomes assessment primarily for undergraduate education are offered by the Program and Institutional Assessment Task Force of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO). The recommendations include: degree-granting institutions should assess entering students to determine whether they are prepared to take courses toward a degree or whether they require basic skills remediation; states should develop uniform definitions of graduation and retention rates and should measure them at each institution; degree-granting institutions should assess the achievement of general education objectives by undergraduates; the performance of students on licensure and certification examinations should be used as an appropriate measure for judging program and institutional quality; and occupational programs should be judged in part by the success of students in finding employment. Appended are: a section from a report entitled "Time for Results: The Governors' 1991 Report on Education" that covers assessment; and an article on an Education Commission of the States survey on current practices in assessment in public higher education entitled "Assessment and Outcomes Measurement: A View from the States" by Carol M. Boyer and others. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Position Papers, Program Evaluation, Public Colleges, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Study
State Higher Education Executive Officers, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80295.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.