ERIC Number: ED499995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 4
A Culture of Evidence: Critical Features of Assessments for Postsecondary Student Learning
Millett, Catherine M.; Stickler, Leslie M.; Payne, David G.; Dwyer, Carol A.
Educational Testing Service
In 2006, Educational Testing Service (ETS) made a commitment to the higher education community to provide information that would help inform the national dialogue on accountability in higher education. This report "A Culture of Evidence: Critical Features of Assessments for Postsecondary Student Learning" (also referred to as "COE II") represents the second installment from ETS as it fulfills its commitment to bring together information that is needed to inform policy discussions, and institutional and system-wide planning involving the assessment of student outcomes. The goal of this review is to provide a high-level overview of the major assessment tools so that higher education stakeholders can continue the national dialogue with even greater understanding of the current state of the art tools in assessing student learning in higher education. This paper provides an overview at the "30,000-foot level," which will be useful to policymakers, national organizations, and two- and four-year college and university presidents and provosts. (Contains 14 tables and 37 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Higher Education, Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Standardized Tests, General Education, Labor Force, Readiness, Student Participation, Interpersonal Competence, Achievement Tests, Profiles
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency; National Survey of Student Engagement