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ERIC Number: EJ1033383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: EISSN-1470-1081
Inside Quality Reform: Early Results on Using Outcomes for Improvement
El-Khawas, Elaine
Quality in Higher Education, v20 n2 p183-194 2014
This article offers evidence on ways in which assessment of student learning outcomes made a difference for some academic institutions in the United States. It offers perspectives on the internal changes that took place, especially within academic programmes. Even after the capacity for assessment was developed, challenges remained in evaluating evidence and deciding what changes will lead to improved outcomes for students. In response to assessment results, many programmes improved course content, pedagogy and the sequencing of courses. Advising was also strengthened to give greater clarity on requirements and deadlines that students found confusing. Some academic institutions introduced new reviews of student progress at significant mid-points in their studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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