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ERIC Number: ED490105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Assessment Methodology in Technical Courses
Fogle, Ty; Insabella, Mary
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 37th, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 6-10, 2004
Columbus State Community College is committed to assessment (measurement) of student achievement of academic outcomes. This process addresses the issues of what each student needs to learn in his or her program of study and if each student is learning what they need to learn. The assessment program at Columbus State Community College has four specific and interrelated purposes: (1) to improve student academic achievement; (2) to improve teaching strategies; (3) to document successes and identify opportunities for program improvement; and (4) to provide evidence for institutional effectiveness. The Computer Information Technology (CIT) department at Columbus State is actively engaged in studying and implementing "best practices" in assessing students in technical programs. Responding to workforce needs requires that our students are evaluated according to the specific standards currently in use in their particular field. This presentation will discuss assessment practices beneficial to technical programs such as ours and will focus on standardized assessment practices such as program rubrics, quizzes, tests, and assignments, as well as the meta-cognitive techniques of student self assessment, minute papers, etc. [For complete proceedings, see ED490093.]
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 1513 Magnolia Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29574. e-mail:; Tel: 606-218-5308; Fax: 606-218-5184; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A