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Wiens, Peter D.; Gromlich, Matthew D. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
Teacher education programs are under considerable pressure to evaluate their effectiveness in training new teachers. Over the last several decades there have been repeated calls for more systematic research on preservice teacher preparation programs. One institution has heeded this call, using the Video Assessment of Interactions and Learning…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Fosnacht, Kevin; Gonyea, Robert M. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
This study utilized generalizability theory to assess the context where the National Survey of Student Engagement's (NSSE) summary measures, the Engagement Indicators, produce dependable group-level means. The dependability of NSSE group means is an important topic for the higher education assessment community given its wide utilization and usage…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Seniors, Learner Engagement, National Surveys
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Rincón, Blanca; Castillo-Montoya, Milagros – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
This qualitative study examines how service-learning pedagogy can facilitate graduate students' learning of assessment. Interviews with 14 students enrolled in a student affairs graduate program suggest that (a) direct application of content knowledge through a service-learning course enhanced students' learning of assessment, (b) exposing…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Graduate Students, Student Personnel Services, Educational Assessment
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Blumberg, Phyllis – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
Planning the intended use of data and identification of bottlenecks are two best practices that faculty and administrators can use when they conduct assessments for the combined purposes of accountability and improvement. Prior to data collection, they need to have a clear plan of how the results should offer worthwhile insights. Upon…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Improvement, Accountability, Academic Achievement
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Pastor, Dena A.; Ong, Thai Q.; Orem, Christopher D. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
A common approach to assessing one facet of civic engagement (CE) is through administering the Cooperative Institutional Research Program's (CIRP) social agency scale, which captures the extent to which respondents feel personally responsible to be involved in addressing various social and political issues. To summarize the scale's results in a…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Multivariate Analysis, Student Attitudes, Service Learning
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Rocconi, Louis M.; Gonyea, Robert M. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
The concept of effect size plays a crucial role in assessment, institutional research, and scholarly inquiry, where it is common with large sample sizes to find small relationships that are statistically significant. This study examines the distribution of effect sizes from institutions that participated in the National Survey of Student…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learner Engagement, College Seniors, National Surveys
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Brown, Joshua Travis – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Higher education accountability is a field characterized by complexity. Prior frameworks grounded in psychometrics, economics, and history fall short in explaining the persistence and composition of its complexity. This article employs organizational theory to identify the multiple conflicting approaches of higher education accountability and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Organizational Theories, Evaluation
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Anderson, Robin D.; Curtis, Nicolas A. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Ten years ago, "Research & Practice in Assessment" (RPA) was born, providing an outlet for assessment-related research. Since that first winter issue, assessment research and practice has evolved. Like with many evolutions, the assessment practice evolution is best described as a change of emphasis as opposed to a radical revolution.…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Evaluation Research, Educational Development
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Fulcher, Keston H.; Smith, Kristen L.; Sanchez, Elizabeth R. H.; Ames, Allison J.; Meixner, Cara – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Higher education has made impressive progress concerning student learning outcomes assessment practices. Yet--despite the assumption that better assessment would lead to better student learning--few examples of demonstrable student learning improvement exist at the academic degree or university levels. In 2014 Fulcher, Good, Coleman, and Smith…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Improvement, Best Practices, Student Evaluation
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Soland, James – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Research shows college readiness can be predicted using a variety of measures, including test scores, grades, course-taking patterns, noncognitive instruments, and surveys of how well students understand the college admissions process. However, few studies provide guidance on how educators can prioritize predictors of college readiness across…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Predictor Variables, Data Analysis, Measures (Individuals)
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Bourke, Brian – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
There are likely as many approaches to teaching assessment as there are people teaching assessment. Graduate courses on assessment can be structured with a singular focus, such as learning outcomes assessment, or along a competencies-based framework. Such frameworks include the Assessment Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Standards developed by College…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Evaluation, Masters Programs, Teaching Methods
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Priniski, Stacy J.; Winterrowd, Erin – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Academic outcomes assessment in student affairs is integral for both service improvement and demonstrating the unit's value to the university's academic mission. However, identifying the right measures is challenging. We implemented three common measures (pre-post self-reported academic functioning, retrospective perceptions of service impact, and…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, College Outcomes Assessment, Pretests Posttests, Measurement Techniques
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Gray, Julie S.; Brown, Melissa A.; Connolly, John P. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Data-driven decision making is increasingly viewed as essential in a globally competitive society. Initiatives to augment standardized testing with performance-based assessment have increased as educators progressively respond to mandates for authentic measurement of student attainment. To meet this challenge, multidisciplinary rubrics were…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Construct Validity, Scoring Rubrics, Numeracy
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Downey, Jillian; Genschel, Ulrike – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Effective assessment practice requires clearly defining and operationalizing terminology. We illustrate the importance of this practice by focusing on academic "undermatching"--when students enroll in colleges that are less academically selective than those for which they are academically prepared. Undermatching has been viewed as a…
Descriptors: Differences, Definitions, Vocabulary, Comparative Analysis
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Roberts, Jeff; Nardone, Carroll F.; Bridges, Bill – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Written communication remains an important learning objective for colleges and universities as more and more students enter the workforce without necessary writing skills and experiences. This importance is increased for public colleges and universities within the state of Texas, as that state has adopted written communication as a core learning…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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