ERIC Number: ED334886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Benefits and Costs of Assessment in Higher Education: A Framework for Choicemaking.
Ewell, Peter T.
This book analyzes and discusses what is currently known about the benefits and costs of assessment programs for institutions of higher education. It is designed to provide a framework that can be applied by both institutional and state-level academic administrators as they consider which kinds of assessment approaches best fit their own needs and conditions. Chapters are as follows: (1) "Assessment in Higher Education: Some Background"; (2) "Some Caveats on Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Assessment"; (3) "Identifying Benefits, Costs, and Parties-at-Interest"; (4) "Applying the Framework to Some Policy Choices"; and (5) "Conclusion". Contains 45 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Outcomes Assessment, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Undergraduate Study
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302 ($10.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.