ERIC Number: ED445651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
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A Study of the Institutional Factors Influencing the External Impacts of Student Assessment Information. AIR 2000 Annual Forum Paper.
Peterson, Marvin W.; Vaughan, Derek S.
This study examined the external impacts and monitoring patterns of student assessment information on institutions, based on institutional type and control in seven areas: student applications or acceptance rates, allocation or share of state funding, evaluations from regional accrediting agency, private fund-raising results, success on grant applications, communications with external constituents, and institutional reputation or image. It also examines how the external influences on, institutional approaches to, institution-wide support for, and assessment management policies and practices designed to promote the use of student assessment information influence institutional monitoring of that information. Using discriminant analysis the study identifies conceptual domains and variables that discriminate between institutions that monitor external impacts of student assessment and those that do not. It was found that fewer than 30 percent of institutions monitor external impacts--an exception being evaluation by regional accrediting agencies, which is considered by more than 50 percent of institutions. Some differences also were seen based on institutional type, student application or acceptance rates, allocation or share of state funding, and private fund-raising results, as well as on institutional control. (Contains 40 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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