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ERIC Number: EJ810624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6099
Have You Been Flossing? An Analogy for Educational Program Assessment
Jorgensen, Marcus
Assessment Update, v20 n5 p9-10 Sep-Oct 2008
In the author's position as director of institutional effectiveness and currently as a department assessment chair, he relates that he has found it useful to use an analogy between flossing one's teeth and instituting assessment. There are more similarities between flossing and assessment than one might imagine. In this article, the author discusses the four areas in which the analogy can be useful to program assessment efforts. These areas include: (1) Purpose and importance; (2) Consistency; (3) Flexibility; and (4) Simplicity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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