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ERIC Number: ED360927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment: A Collaborative Model. AIR 1993 Annual Forum Paper.
McLaughlin, Gerry; And Others
The assessment of educational outcomes has been a major area of interest among policy makers in recent years. Those with responsibility for assessment often are drawn from the ranks of the faculty and have little knowledge of or interest in institutional research. This paper provides a means to distinguish the unique, yet interrelated ways in which assessment and institutional research serve those requiring information for policy purposes. It proposes that the way to establish quality assessment is to develop a model of what needs to be done and then obtain the means for getting the tasks done. Suggestions are provided on how to improve the effectiveness of a cooperative method by describing the relationship with a five-step model: (1) identify and measure, (2) capture and store, (3) restructure and analyze, (4) deliver and report, and (5) use and influence. Examples of specific tasks which are most likely to be required are provided as well as some suggestions on coordination of effort. (Contains 14 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A