ERIC Number: ED449771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Catching Theory Up with Practice: Conceptual Frameworks for Assessment. The AAHE Assessment Forum.
Mentkowski, Marcia; Astin, Alexander W.; Ewell, Peter T.; Moran, E. Thomas
The four participants in this "conversation" make the case for better theory to support contemporary practice in assessment. The participants tell individual stories about problems in assessment and then explore the nature of measurement. As a whole, the conversation embodies reflection as a central value of assessment. The assessment movement used to focus on an intellectual and functional coherence among educational goals, curricula, and outcomes, but this conversation shows that it is now important to explore the need for coherence between assessment theory and practice. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.