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ERIC Number: ED376900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Assessment and Testing: Myths and Realities. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 88.
Bers, Trudy H., Ed.; Mittler, Mary L., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n88 Win 1994
Dealing with issues related to the assessment of community college accountability, effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, student outcomes, and quality improvement, this volume examines the practical considerations of assessment from the perspectives of state-level coordinating boards, accreditation agencies, college presidents, and institutional administrators. The following articles are included: (1) "Assessment from the State Perspective," by Virginia K. McMillan; (2) "Latent and Leveraged Benefits of Assessment: Expanding the Value of Assessment Information," by Stephen D. Spangehl; (3) "Assessment from a National Perspective: Where Are We, Really?" by Jeffrey A. Seybert; (4) "Assessment and Transfer: Unexamined Complexities," by Mary L. Mittler and Trudy H. Bers; (5)"Assessment from the President's Perspective," by Richard Fonte; (6) "Obtaining Student Cooperation for Assessment," by Betty Duvall; (7) "Assessment and Diversity: Outcome and Climate Measurements," by Scott P. Kerlin and Patricia B. Britz; (8) "Qualitative Assessment: An Institutional Reality Check," by Mary L. Mittler and Trudy H. Bers; (9) "A Critical Review of Student Assessment Options," by Joseph Prus and Reid Johnson; and (10) "Sources and Information: Assessment and the Community College," by Elizabeth Foote. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Institutional Evaluation, Organizational Effectiveness, Policy Formation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94101 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.