ERIC Number: ED370613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Assessment of Student Academic Achievement.
Neosho County Community Coll., Chanute, KS.
Neosho Community College (NCC) in Kansas developed an assessment program to measure changes in student learning and progress in courses and programs. The specific objectives of student assessment at NCC are to determine readiness for regular college courses; to determine proper placement; to assist students in meeting personal objectives; and to improve the effectiveness of curricular offerings. The primary areas assessed are communications, math, natural and physical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. All first-time, full-time students taking 12 or more hours are tested, and if a student fails to meet the pre-established levels, he/she is required to enroll in the appropriate class or classes for remediation. First-time, full-time students are also required to complete a general education pre-test at a designated time. Primary instruments are the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) and a writing sample. After completing their program of study, students are retested as a requirement for graduation. In addition, every course satisfying a graduation requirement utilizes an instructor-determined measure of student gain to assess expected student outcomes as stated in the syllabus. The assessment plan satisfies accreditation questions posed by the North Central Association. For each of the components of the assessment plan, information is provided on the office with primary responsibility, approximate costs, and target population for testing. (ECC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Neosho County Community Coll., Chanute, KS.