ERIC Number: ED440571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Designing Student Assessment To Strengthen Institutional Performance in Doctoral and Research Institutions. Project 5.2, Organizational and Administrative Support for Student Assessment.
Peterson, Marvin W.; Einarson, Marne K.; Augustine, Catherine H.; Vaughan, Derek S.
This monograph, part of a series on student assessment, reports the results of a national survey that examined institutional support for undergraduate student assessment. It provides a national profile of student assessment initiatives at doctoral and research institutions, and compares it to assessment practices and support patterns found in all types of postsecondary institutions. The study also offers advice for administrators, faculty, and staff in doctoral and research institutions who are designing student assessment approaches and support processes that are likely to foster institutional improvement. Also included is the survey instrument used to gather study data, which institutions can use to examine patterns for student assessment on their own campuses. The monograph is organized in nine sections: (1) "Introduction and Overview"; (2) "Perspectives on Student Assessment in Higher Education"; (3) "The Influence of External Groups"; (4) "Approaches to Student Assessment"; (5) "Organizational and Administrative Support Patterns"; (6) "Assessment Management Practices and Policies"; (7) "Uses and Impacts of Student Assessment"; (8) "Key Relationships"; and (9) "Executive Summary: Research Results and Recommendations." Appended are the survey instrument, "Inventory of Institutional Support for Student Assessment for Doctoral and Research Institutions," and information on the construction and content of variables. (Contains 52 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Administrator Role, College Role, College Students, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Doctoral Programs, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Planning, Questionnaires, Research Universities, School Policy, State Government, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Undergraduate Students
National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Stanford University, School of Education, 520 Galvez Mall, 508 CERAS, Stanford, CA 94305-3084. Tel: 650-723-7724; Fax: 650-725-3936; Web site: http://ncpi.stanford.edu.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.; National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Stanford, CA.
Note: For other Project 5.2 documents, see HE 032 787-790.