ERIC Number: ED450833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment: An Institution-Wide Process To Improve and Support Student Learning. Show Us the Learning.
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Developed by members of the Student Outcomes Assessment Committee at College of DuPage (Illinois), this booklet addresses various issues on student assessment. Assessment is a repeating cycle of basic actions. The organizers plan and define the outcomes or expectations and make them public. The organizers also assess the success of the action in attaining the expected outcomes and identify any relevant concerns. Outcomes assessment processes and cycles occur throughout the institution from classroom to college-wide strategic planning. In the classroom, a faculty member may use classroom-assessment-techniques (CATs) to gather feedback about a single lecture/discussion, to examine students' grasp of key concepts and issues in the discipline, or to solicit students' self-reflective assessments of their progress in a particular unit of study. Widening the scope of assessment to include multiple-section, discipline, and program assessment involves extensive collaboration. Continuing to widen the scope of assessment leads to the processes that involve multiple units, disciplines, and programs at the college. Many of these institution-wide processes are expressed in the college's mission. Assessments should focus on documenting effective changes as the result of activities and make use of multiple measure of outcomes to assure reliability and validity. (JA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.