ERIC Number: ED312951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Assessment. Enhancing the Learning and Development of California's Changing Student Population. Commission Report 88-41.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
In response to legislative mandate, the California Postsecondary Education Commission developed options for improving students' learning and development in college, including funding approaches designed to support these options. The commission's report summarizes a previous, related report and traces the origins of the current report from it, describes the three major types of state incentive funding programs presently used in American higher education, discusses current thinking regarding talent development and value-added assessment of student gains in higher education, and outlines two major priorities for incentive funding in California: achievement of broad student access and success, and the recruitment of more women and ethnic minorities in teacher training. The commission's four recommendations include: (1) establishment of a state challenge grants program to support initiatives for improving teaching and learning, including development of institutional assessment plans; (2) a state challenge grants program to support initiatives for increasing underrepresented students in teacher education in the state at all levels; (3) development of appropriate criteria and mechanisms for effective implementation, administration, and evaluation of the challenge grant programs; and (4) support for development of a statewide student information system to track individual students throughout their college experience and beyond. Related materials are appended, including a paper on higher education assessment in the United States and in California. Contains 25 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advisory Committees, College Students, Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Higher Education, Incentives, Information Networks, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Program Administration, Public Policy, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Student Records, Talent Development, Teacher Education, Womens Education
California Postsecondary Education Commission, Third Floor, 1020 Twelfth St., Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California