ERIC Number: ED365243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-9
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board Semiannual Assessment Report.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This semiannual assessment report examines the multidimensional performance evaluation system for Washington State's public postsecondary institutions. It discusses the use of assessment information to improve undergraduate education at each of the state's four-year universities and colleges, and describes the 1993-95 assessment plans for these institutions as well as for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The report finds that assessment results are being used to varying degrees on all campuses, noting that Washington's assessment program has now reached a milestone: several institutions, responding to issues identified through their assessment activities, have now reached the point where significant changes in undergraduate education have begun. It is suggested that the next stage will revolve around more complex improvement efforts at those institutions which have reached that point and fuller utilization of assessment results at the remaining institutions. Appendices, comprising three quarters of the report, contain a brief history of Washington's Assessment Program, a 148-item bibliography of assessment reports, and a compilation of the 1993-95 assessment plan outlines. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington