ERIC Number: ED440574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Designing Student Assessment To Strengthen Institutional Performance in Associate of Arts Institutions. Project 5.2, Organizational and Administrative Support for Student Assessment.
Peterson, Marvin W.; Augustine, Catherine H.; Einarson, Marne K.; Vaughan, Derek S.
This monograph, part of a series on student assessment, reports on the results of a national survey that examined institutional support for undergraduate student assessment. The study provides a national profile of student assessment initiatives at associate of arts institutions and compares it to assessment practices and support patterns found in all types of postsecondary institutions. It also offers advice for administrators, faculty, and staff in associate of arts 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; they are: (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 is the survey instrument, the "Inventory of Institutional Support for Student Assessment for Associate of Arts Institutions," and information on the construction and content of variables. (Contains 49 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Administrator Role, Associate Degrees, College Role, College Students, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Higher Education, Planning, Questionnaires, School Policy, State Government, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Stanford University, School of Education, 520 Galvez Mall, 508 CERAS, Stanford, CA 94305-3084 ($12). 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.; National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Stanford, CA.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.; National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Stanford, CA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For Project 5.2 documents, see HE 032 786-790.