ERIC Number: ED340752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing College Outcomes: What State Leaders Need To Know.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Difficulties and rewards in using state assessment policy to benefit both students and the state are reviewed. The questions examined in this guide will help state policy makers know the questions they should ask about whether, what, and how well students are learning. Questions were developed from four seminars in 1989, 1990, and 1991 on assessment and undergraduate education sponsored by the Education Commission of the States in cooperation with the National Governors' Association and supported by the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education. The first section, "Importance," describes the history behind the current assessment movement and its significance. The second section, "Trends," examines state and campus assessment trends and how events have shaped what has happened in education. The third section, "Policy Development," summarizes lessons learned from state and college involvement in assessment. The fourth section, "Improvement of Undergraduate Education," discusses how to use results to ensure that assessment leads to improvement. Five resources for additional information are listed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, College Students, Educational Assessment, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Legislators, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, State Legislation, State Officials, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Trend Analysis
ECS Distribution Center, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 (No. PA-91-03, $6.00, plus handling and shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.