ERIC Number: ED433906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Columbia Basin College Assessment Resource Guide.
Columbia Basin Coll., Pasco, WA.
This resource guide was published as part of the college-wide assessment and evaluation activities at Columbia Basin College (Washington) in 1997. The purpose in producing the document was to meet the need for some guidelines and written information about how to develop an assessment plan, the different ways to assess that plan, and how to use the results. The first chapter provides guidelines for designing an assessment. The second chapter discusses the development of departmental goals and objectives/outcomes for learning. Chapter 3 addresses using surveys for assessment, and chapter 4 deals with the use of tests for assessment. The fifth chapter provides guidelines for performance-based assessment measures including portfolios. Chapter 6 addresses the use of institutional data for assessment. An overview of other assessment techniques including interviews, focus groups, unobtrusive measure, and anecdotal records, logs, and journals is included in chapter 7. Chapter 8 provides strategies for reporting and using assessment results. Many chapters include question and answer sections, exercises, and checklists. Several appendices contain examples of outcomes and assessment tools. (CB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Basin Coll., Pasco, WA.