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ERIC Number: EJ920441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Validity of College Self-Reported Gains at Diverse Institutions
Bowman, Nicholas A.
Educational Researcher, v40 n1 p22-24 Jan-Feb 2011
Despite the widespread use of self-reported gains to assess college student learning and development, these measures may not be valid indicators of student growth in most circumstances. However, some evidence suggests that self-reported gains may assess student outcomes more accurately at certain types of colleges and universities. This study used a large, multi-institutional sample of first-year college students to examine the correspondence between self-reported gains and longitudinal growth on the same constructs. Although some significant differences by institutional type were identified, the findings do not support the use of self-reported gains as a proxy for longitudinal growth at any institution. (Contains 1 note and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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