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ERIC Number: EJ1137954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2161-4210
Tracking the Evolution of "Research & Practice in Assessment" through the Pages of RPA
Anderson, Robin D.; Curtis, Nicolas A.
Research & Practice in Assessment, v11 p5-9 2017
Ten years ago, "Research & Practice in Assessment" (RPA) was born, providing an outlet for assessment-related research. Since that first winter issue, assessment research and practice has evolved. Like with many evolutions, the assessment practice evolution is best described as a change of emphasis as opposed to a radical revolution. Previous areas of exploration and challenge have given way to more complex areas of study as the technical skills of assessment coordinators have advanced and stakeholders have become more willing to incorporate assessment into their practices. However, the promise of learning improvement has been slow to follow. In addition, stakeholders are asking new questions regarding the impact of a college education across one's lifespan. This article discusses how "Research & Practice in Assessment" has evolved since its inception to meet the needs of research and assessment practitioners.
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Language: English
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