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ERIC Number: EJ886671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Using the Major Field Test-Business as an Assessment Tool and Impetus for Program Improvement: Fifteen Years of Experience at Virginia Military Institute
Bush, H. Francis; Duncan, Floyd H.; Sexton, Edwin A.; West, Clifford T.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v5 n2 p75-88 Feb 2008
We examine the history of VMI's use of the Major Field Test as an assessment tool for its Department of Economics and Business. Further, we chronicle how the information gathered from a decade and a half of use has shaped the curriculum, faculty composition and policies within the Department. There is evidence that the policies surrounding how and when the Major Field Test is administered influences student performance on the test and that it can be a valuable component of a comprehensive assessment program. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Major Field Achievement Test in Business; SAT (College Admission Test)