ERIC Number: ED464695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Coordinated Studies Evaluation: Self-Evaluation Project.
This paper presents self-evaluations from students in the Coordinated Studies (CS) Program at Seattle Central Community College (Washington). Students in all CS Programs were asked to fill out self-evaluations during the 1989-1990 school year. A faculty task force collected 356 self-assessment essays, and 10 evaluations were randomly chosen from these for a selection across the spectrum. The researchers looked for four definite outcomes in reading the student self-evaluations: (1) gains in sense of self and community; (2) knowledge of ideas and experience and associations between them; (3) becoming a lifelong learner; and (4) fundamentals. Each evaluation was read by three members of the task force. If two readers agreed on an outcome, it was recorded as a student who perceived that outcome as part of her or his learning. Results included: (1) 84% of the students whose self-evaluations were read described gains in a sense of self-esteem and community; (2) 92% described gains in knowledge of ideas and experience and associations between them; (3) 78% described gains that indicated they were becoming lifelong learners; and (4) 76% described gains in fundamentals. Excerpts from student responses and evaluation scoring sheet appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Central Community Coll., WA.