ERIC Number: ED414814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Learning through Assessment: A Resource Guide for Higher Education.
Gardiner, Lion F., Ed.; Anderson, Caitlin, Ed.; Cambridge, Barbara L., Ed.
This book is intended to provide college administrators, faculty, and researchers with a guide to resources concerned with assessment at the postsecondary level. After a foreword by Margaret A. Miller, president of the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), an introduction by Barbara L. Cambridge examines the different ways that current leaders in assessment have learned about the field. Also included are brief explanations of nine principles for assessing student learning developed under the auspices of the AAHE Assessment Forum (1992). The major portion of the book is divided into two sections: The "Assessment Library" (Lion F. Gardner), includes a guide to general references for those new to assessment and an annotated bibliography with a comprehensive index. The other section, compiled by Caitlin Anderson, Michael K. Smith, and Jama L. Bradley, consists of six sections which list: (1) associations and organizations; (2) conferences; (3) instruments; (4) Internet resources; (5) multimedia resources; and (6) technology resources. Also included is a glossary of assessment terms and two indexes: an author index of works abstracted in the bibliography and a keyword index to the entire guide. (Contains 306 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Principles, Educational Resources, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: A Publication of the AAHE Assessment Forum.