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ERIC Number: EJ1137991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-4210
Return of the Pig: Standards for Learning Improvement
Fulcher, Keston H.; Smith, Kristen L.; Sanchez, Elizabeth R. H.; Ames, Allison J.; Meixner, Cara
Research & Practice in Assessment, v11 p10-40 2017
Higher education has made impressive progress concerning student learning outcomes assessment practices. Yet--despite the assumption that better assessment would lead to better student learning--few examples of demonstrable student learning improvement exist at the academic degree or university levels. In 2014 Fulcher, Good, Coleman, and Smith addressed this concern in a NILOA Occasional Paper titled, "A Simple Model for Learning Improvement: Weigh Pig, Feed Pig, Weigh Pig". The "pig paper" elucidated basic steps for improvement: collect baseline data, intervene effectively with curriculum and pedagogy, and then re-assess to examine if learning did indeed improve. The current paper builds upon these steps by offering standards for learning improvement. We articulate these standards via a rubric and a hypothetical learning improvement report. These tools are intended to elevate learning improvement conversations, and increase the number of learning improvement examples across higher education.
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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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