ERIC Number: ED369435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Institutional Policies on the Evaluation of Student Achievement: General Guidelines.
Quebec Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching (Quebec).
In June 1993, the Quebec Commission d'evaluation de l'enseignement collegial (CEEC) was created to conduct evaluations of the assessment of student achievement and quality of college programs of studies in the province. This report presents CEEC guidelines for evaluating institutional policies for the evaluation of student achievement (IPESA's). Following an introduction to the CEEC and its focus on IPESA's, the regulatory framework regarding IPESA's in Quebec is described, indicating that colleges are required to adopt and implement an IPESA and submit it to the CEEC for evaluation. Next, the CEEC's approach is described, highlighting its guiding principles that students have a right to fair evaluation, that the quality of the evaluation depends on the quality of the instruments used, that institutional diversity must be respected, and that the evaluation of student achievement is an essential component of the teaching process. Then, the essential components of an IPESA are presented, indicating that an IPESA must include descriptions of: (1) the institution's goals and objectives; (2) the rules, methods, procedures, and measures used to achieve the objectives; (3) the roles and responsibilities entrusted to various individuals and bodies; and (4) the methods and criteria used to evaluate the implementation of the IPESA. The final section provides the CEEC's criteria for evaluating IPESA's, including comprehensiveness, coherence, and relevance; the rulings the CEEC may render, from entirely satisfactory to unsatisfactory; criteria for evaluating the implementation of IPESA's, including compliance, effectiveness, and equivalence; and information on the CEEC's evaluation report. (BCY)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Mission Statements, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Validation, School Policy, State Standards, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quebec Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching (Quebec).