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ERIC Number: EJ911095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
For Better or for Worse: Using an Objective Program Assessment Measure to Enhance an Undergraduate Psychology Program
Dolinsky, Beverly; Kelley, John M.
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n4 p252-256 2010
We describe how an objective form of measurement can be used to promote curriculum review, resulting in enhancements to curriculum and pedagogy. During a 4-year period, senior psychology majors took the ETS Major Field Test, and we systematically compared these results to SAT scores, grade point averages, and credits completed. Although diligent, honest, and sometimes frustrating analysis of the comparative results of our students' performance was necessary, the positive outcomes included a more structured curriculum within the psychology major, increased collaboration among faculty, and enhanced student learning experiences. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)