ERIC Number: EJ791861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
Collaborative Development of Assessments at Western Governors University
Johnson, Diane L.
Assessment Update, v20 n1 p10, 16 Jan-Feb 2008
Western Governors University (WGU) is an online university in which students demonstrate what they know and can do through a series of rigorous assessments. WGU currently uses more than 250 performance-based assessments comprising more than 1,700 individual tasks. WGU students currently attempt nearly 30,000 performance-based assessments each month. The key to WGU's ability to support the development and implementation of performance-based assessments is the use of a collaborative approach in development. This article discusses the collaborative development of assessments at WGU.
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Competency Based Education, Cooperation, Test Construction, Virtual Universities
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Education Level: Higher Education
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