ERIC Number: ED334935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Usage of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment.
Kalthoff, Theodore J.; Lenning, Oscar T.
A survey questionnaire returned by 161 institutions of higher education (an 80.5% return) addressed six areas of concern: (1) the institution's involvement in student learning outcomes assessment; (2) pre-assessment of students; (3) types of post-assessment; (4) efforts to relate pre-assessment and post-assessment; (5) attempts to do non-academic student development assessment; and (6) administration of the assessment program. Findings included the following: 52.8% of respondents indicated that they did student outcomes assessment; 85.9% of these indicated they did pre-assessment, with 75.3% using standardized assessment instruments; 62.4% used standardized assessment instruments for post-assessment; 31.5% were attempting to relate pre-assessment and post-assessment of learning outcomes; 49.4% were also doing non-academic student development assessment; and assessment was most often administered by the Office of Institutional Research. Includes nine references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the Illinois Association for Institutional Research and the Association for Institutional Research--Upper Midwest (Chicago, IL, November 8-9, 1991).