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ERIC Number: EJ1052564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: EISSN-1527-9316
The Relationship between Cumulative Credits and Student Learning Outcomes: A Cross-Sectional Assessment of Information Literacy and Communication Skills
Thonney, Teresa; Montgomery, Joe C.
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v15 n1 p70-87 Feb 2015
This article relates the efforts of faculty at one community college to define standards for achievement of two SLOs (critical thinking and effective communication) and to gather and analyze evidence of how well students meet those standards. Faculty from 13 disciplines assessed writing samples from 265 students. We found that, in general, students with more credits outperformed those with fewer credits. However, many students at every level demonstrated poor information literacy skills, indicating an area for curriculum improvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: COMPASS (Computer Assisted Test)