ERIC Number: ED470579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Designing a Student Assessment Study: The CIRP Surveys and the Input-Environment-Outcome Model.
Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
This paper describes how the Input-Environment-Outcome (IEO) model of A. Astin can be used with the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey and the College Student Survey (CSS) to assess student change during college. The CIRP Freshman Survey, given to entering students, provides pretest data. The CSS, given to continuing or graduating students, provides posttest data, The IOE model provides the conceptual framework for organizing data and evaluating results. To demonstrate the use of these surveys, a study was conducted of the impact of community service participation on undergraduate student development. The CIRP provided the entering data (five consecutive administrations in 1990 through 1994) and the CSS provided followup data. The study was organized in line with the IEO model, which is designed to control for the nonrandom assignment of people (inputs) to programs (environments). The most remarkable finding of this study was that all 35 student outcomes were favorably influenced by service participation. These outcomes were grouped into areas of civic responsibility, academic development, and life skills. (SLD)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.