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ERIC Number: EJ1168504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
Continuing a Culture of Evidence: Assessment for Improvement. Research Report. ETS RR-17-08
Russell, Javarro; Markle, Ross
ETS Research Report Series, Dec 2017
From 2006 to 2008, Educational Testing Service (ETS) produced a series of reports titled "A Culture of Evidence," designed to capture a changing climate in higher education assessment. A decade later, colleges and universities already face new and different challenges resulting from societal, technological, and scientific influences. This new series of reports describes current issues and trends in assessment and how they relate to the needs of higher education institutions. In this report, we discuss the shift from accountability-based assessment to improvement-based assessment. When conducted for improvement, assessment is more inclusive of institutional faculty and staff, more informative to colleges and universities, and--it is hoped--focused on enhancing instruction and learning. However, these positive outcomes do not come without challenges. Ultimately, assessment-for-improvement has implications for many of the people, processes, and tools used to measure student learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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