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ERIC Number: EJ798490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6099
Graduate Programs: The Wild West of Outcomes Assessment
Orzoff, Jordan H.; Peinovich, Paula E.; Riedel, Eric
Assessment Update, v20 n3 p1-2, 14-16 May-Jun 2008
Graduate education is an increasingly diverse segment of higher education. The master's degree is replacing the baccalaureate as the new standard for adult learners, and professional doctorates all signal an expanding domain. Graduate programs are not exempt from requirements for assessment of outcomes, yet standards and best practices for assessment in graduate programs are few and far between. In this article, the authors describe the community and local institutional barriers related to accountability and assessment of student achievement. They discuss some measures of process outcomes and learning outcomes for graduate programs. Promising approaches to measuring graduate student learning outcomes include rubrics and student portfolios.
Jossey Bass. Available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Tel: 800-825-7550; Tel: 201-748-6645; Fax: 201-748-6021; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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