ERIC Number: EJ790776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
From the States: Show Me--Missouri's Experience with the Collegiate Learning Assessment
Ewell, Peter T.
Assessment Update, v17 n3 p15-16 May-Jun 2005
Last fall, the National Center for Public Policy in Higher Education published the results of a five-state demonstration project aimed at developing common state-level benchmarks for student learning for its fifty-state report card, "Measuring Up." One of the instruments used in this Pew-funded project was the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), a task-based assessment offered by the RAND Corporation's Council on Aid to Education (CAE). In the wake of this project, additional states are beginning to use the CLA as part of their statewide assessment initiatives. By far the most extensive and interesting such effort is in Missouri. This article discusses Missouri's use of the CLA which involves a voluntary collaboration among institutions and the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE). It also describes Missouri's experience with the CLA.
Descriptors: Report Cards, Higher Education, Demonstration Programs, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Benchmarking, Evaluation Methods, State Standards, Institutional Cooperation, Standardized Tests, Statewide Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri