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ERIC Number: EJ790755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6099
Introducing and Evaluating Course-Embedded Assessment in General Education
Gerretson, Helen; Golson, Emily
Assessment Update, v16 n6 p4-6 Nov-Dec 2004
In 1998, the University if Northern Colorado's General Education Council began to discuss ways of improving assessment of the general education program. Their search ended in a formal implementation of course-embedded assessment in all general education courses beginning in fall 2001. Course-embedded assessment is a classroom-based process that uses instructor grading to answer questions about student learning outcomes in a non-intrusive, systematic manner. The process requires instructors to define learning objectives for each course, devise a rubric that measures these objectives, use the rubric to grade student work, record the data, and note needed changes for future course offerings. This article describes the four steps adopted by the University of Northern Colorado in implementing course-embedded assessment to its general education program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado