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ERIC Number: ED472338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 163
Abstractor: N/A
Indicators of Success in Postsecondary SMET Education: Shapes of the Future. Synthesis and Proceedings of the Annual NISE Forum (3rd, February 23-24, 1998). Workshop Report.
Millar, Susan B., Ed.
This document presents the written records of the Third Annual National Institute for Science Education (NISE) Forum on indicators of success in postsecondary science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) education. The primary goal of this Forum was to initiate a national dialogue about how assessment and evaluation are and should be used to foster improvements in SMET education at all levels in the U.S. higher education systems. The records, all of which appear in this Proceedings, comprise the opening keynote, a digest of the three panel discussions, the remarks of panel discussants, a synthesis of participants' observations written after each panel discussion (think pieces), the closing reflections, an analysis of the participants' theories of change, and the presenters' papers. A list of acronyms and a list of the approximately 300 participants' names and location information are provided in the appendix. The panelists papers include: (1) "Assessment as a Learning Process: What Evidence Will We Accept That Students Have Learned?" (Diane Ebert-May); (2) "Moving the Mountain: Impediments to Change" (Eric Mazur); (3) "The Integrality of Assessment" (David B. Porter); (4) "The Reaction to the Symptoms Versus the Reaction to the Disease" (Brian P. Coppola); (5) "Assessment and the Promotion of Change in Community Colleges" (Eileen L. Lewis); (6) "Assessing and Evaluating the Evaluation Tool: The Standardized Test" (Richard Tapia); (7) "Assessment, Evaluation and Accreditation: Are We on the Same Wave Length? Or How Does One Provide Linkages for Systemic Change?" (Jack Bristol); (8) "An Assessment Model to Drive Undergraduate Educational Reform in the SMET Fields in a Large Public Multicampus University System" (Manuel Gomez); and (9) "Technology-Assisted Learning in Higher Education: It Requires New Thinking about Assessment" (Sheri D. Sheppard). (MM)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.