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ERIC Number: EJ797784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Harnessing Assessment: Pulling Together, Administrators, Faculty, and Staff Can Improve Student Learning
Karlberg, Anne Marie
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v19 n4 p24-27 Sum 2008
Assessment is a powerful tool that can support tribal colleges in serving their communities and accomplishing their missions by improving student learning through applied research. Assessment is not about evaluating individual student performance, but evaluates the overall achievement of a group of students in order to provide feedback to students, faculty, parents, the tribal college, policy makers, and the public about the current effectiveness and future refinement of educational programs. Although many tribal colleges struggle with assessment programs and efforts, indigenous educators recognize assessment as an emerging priority--for internal improvement as well as for accountability (i.e., accreditation) purposes. Based on six years of experience coordinating assessment efforts at Northwest Indian College (NWIC), the author believes that assessment can be conducted in tribal colleges in a culturally appropriate and meaningful way. In this article, the author provides a check list to make assessment easier and more effective for tribal colleges. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A