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ERIC Number: EJ791255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Maps and Inventories: Anchoring Efforts to Track Student Learning
Maki, Peggy L.
About Campus, v9 n4 p2-9 Sep-Oct 2004
Colleges and universities typically record student achievement through a system of number and grades. This system of documenting student learning is based on the assumption that students progressively carry with them and build on their learning as they advance through courses. However, learning is more than an aggregation of courses and credits. Several complex dynamics that result to learning and the fact that they develop at different points in students' learning histories as well as through different experiences, require a collective effort by members of an academic community to identify the range of opportunities offered to enable students to meet the expectations of their institutions and their program. As such, it has always been a challenge for colleges and universities to assess student learning. In this article, the author discusses how maps and inventories can be effective strategies for anchoring a collective commitment to assessing student learning. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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