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ERIC Number: EJ1125296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
The Effect of Informational Characteristics and Faculty Knowledge and Beliefs on the Use of Assessment
Jonson, Jessica L.; Thompson, Robert J., Jr.; Guetterman, Timothy C.; Mitchell, Nancy
Innovative Higher Education, v42 n1 p33-47 Feb 2017
Increasing the use of learning outcome assessments to inform educational decisions is a major challenge in higher education. For this study we used a sense-making theoretical perspective to guide an analysis of the relationship of information characteristics and faculty assessment knowledge and beliefs with the use of general education assessment information at three research institutions with similar organizational contexts. Study findings indicate that the likelihood of using assessment information increases when assessment evidence is action oriented and viewed as of high quality and when faculty members are knowledgeable, have positive dispositions toward assessment, and have a perception of institutional support for engagement in assessment activities.
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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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