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ERIC Number: EJ822334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
Assessing Community College Student Knowledge in the Liberal Arts
Cohen, Arthur M.; Schuetz, Pam; Chang, June C.; Plecha, Michelle
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v11 n1 p21-32 Fall 2003
The General Academic Learning Experience (GALE) is an assessment of community college student knowledge in the liberal arts. The study involved the design and administration of an instrument, which included a demographic survey and a multiple-choice content test. In total, over 2,500 students from 10 colleges in Southern California participated. Employing quantitative analysis methods, we found relationships between students' knowledge in the liberal arts and their course-taking and other background characteristics. The results of the study are timely in helping institutions respond to increasing calls for accountability in measuring student learning outcomes. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; College Level Academic Skills Test; Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire