ERIC Number: ED357700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook on Linking Assessment & General Education.
Ratcliff, James L.; And Others
This handbook presents a process for the assessment of college curricula and student learning in general education and liberal learning. The key concepts of the Coursework Cluster Analysis Model (CCAM) are described and explained. Some of the general guidelines on interpreting the results of CCAM analyses are presented as well as key decisions regarding reform of the curriculum, although revision of the assessment program and enhancement of the student advising system will have to be made on each campus employing the CCAM model. Specific chapters discuss CCAM and the assessment of student learning, the research that went into developing CCAM, the considerations for planning for the assessment of student learning, a general overview of the methods and procedures in using CCAM, determining student learned abilities, and the detailed procedures for conducting the coursework patterns analysis. Appendices provide studies of the CCAM analysis and the job control language required to perform the CCAM procedures. Contains 50 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cluster Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, General Education, Guidelines, Higher Education, Learning Experience, Models, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.