ERIC Number: ED424514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of the United States Military Academy's Academic Program Outcome Goal: Understand Human Behavior.
The assessment model used to examine the human behavior outcome goal had three components: purpose, principles, and process. The purpose was to improve programs and respond to external agencies. Six principles provided a framework and addressed three general criteria: effectiveness, efficiency, and accuracy. The process contained four components: (1) assess learning model; (2) assess program design; (3) assess program implementation; (4) assess goal achievement. The initial cycle of this iterative process took two years to complete. The overall model of this evaluation with an emphasis on the process of the evaluation is presented. The mission and educational goal of the Military Academy are cited, and the process by which the academic program outcome goals are derived is explained. Process, content, and outcomes of cadet experiences, courses, sequencing of courses, implementation of programs including academic and nonacademic programs are assessed; findings and program design are discussed. Models are presented that locate the learning goal in courses taught in each class year. Assessment worksheets, measures, and detailed findings are appended. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Military Academy, West Point, NY. Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.