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ERIC Number: ED473073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 15
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Combining the National Survey of Student Engagement with Student Portfolio Assessment. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.
Stoering, Juliette M.; Lu, Lina
Two assessment activities have been particularly useful at one urban university with an innovative general education curriculum: the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the use of rubrics to score student portfolios. This study analyzed NSSE data in relation to the portfolio scores on four general education learning goals in an attempt to cross validate self-report and authentic learning assessments. The project was a collaboration between faculty in the general education program and the institutional research office. The sample consisted of 32 students who had completed portfolios as a requirement of their freshman year general education program. The learning goal rubrics applied to the portfolios and items on the NSSE appeared to have similar content, but findings show little correlation between the two sets of data. Despite the lack of significant results, the outcomes were valuable. Identifying the connections between diverse data sources and analyzing them in ways that respond to demands for accountability elevates the role of institutional researcher to that of partner in the university's attempts to provide authentic evidence of student learning and continual improvement. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement