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Hoyt, Jeff E. – Assessment Update, 2009
Griffith, Day, Scott, and Smallwood (1996) state, "Planning cannot survive without a budget, [and] neither planning nor budgeting can survive with integrity without assessment." If the integrity of planning and budgeting processes is affected by assessment, then this author argues that there are effective ways in which assessment can be…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Budgeting, Integrity, Evaluation
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Zane, Thomas W. – Assessment Update, 2008
Western Governors University (WGU) is a competency-based institution that uses an integrated and holistic approach to competence definition, teaching, and assessment. Building a competency-based degree program begins with competence definition activities that focus on what successful graduates need to be able to "do" and the related…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Development, Holistic Evaluation, Competency Based Education
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Kramer, Philip I. – Assessment Update, 2005
In 1998, the Utah State Board of Regents ordered a sample administration of American College Testing's Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP), a test of general knowledge, for Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) students. The pilot test was administered to 3,148 Utah college students who were completing their sophomore year at one…
Descriptors: General Education, Public Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Governing Boards