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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2018
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) James Madison University: Reflections on Sustained Excellence in Assessment (Keston H. Fulcher and Elizabeth R. H. Sanchez); (2) Editor's Notes: Assessment Excellence Abounds! (Stephen P. Hundley); (3) The Promise of an All-in-One Assessment System for Student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2018
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Promoting Faculty Engagement in Assessment: Relatively Simple Ideas (Elizabeth E. Smith and Sarah R. Gordon); (2) Comparing Trends in Graduate Assessment: Face to Face vs. Online Learning (Lesley Page and Mike Cherry); (3) Assessing Information Literacy on a Regional…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Participation, Program Evaluation, Institutional Evaluation
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2018
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Exact and Adjacent Inter-rater Agreement Associated with Peer Review of Teaching (Robert Koslow); (2) Examine Assessment of Student Learning outcomes as an Organizational Routine (Antigoni Papadimitriou); (3) Developing a Reliable and Valid Assessment Tool for Online…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Test Construction, Online Courses
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2018
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Assessment in Postsecondary Chemistry Education: A Comparison of Course Types (Rebecca E. Gibbons, Jessica J. Reed, Shalini Srinivasan, Sachel M. Villafa├▒e, Emily Laga, Joshua Vega, Kristen L. Murphy, and Jeffrey R. Raker); (2) Beyond Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic:…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Evaluation, College Science, Chemistry
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2017
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Using National Benchmarking Data to Improve Student Learning in Chemistry at Lebanon Valley College (Marc A. Harris); (2) Mutually Dependent Outcomes: Using Assessment to Improve First-Year Retention and Student Learning (Alan Bearman and Elaine Lewis); (3) Emergent…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2017
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Lessons Learned: Graduate Student Assessment (Michael Cherry and Lesley Page); (2) Assessing the Assessor: A Response to Fulcher and Bashkov's "Do We Practice What We Preach? The Accountability of an Assessment Office" (Christine Robinson, John G. M.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Evaluation, Evaluators, Accountability
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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2014
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Do Good Assessment Practices Measure Up to the Principles of Assessment?; (2) Healthy Assessment: What Nursing Schools Can Teach Us about Effective Assessment of Student Learning; (3) Development of a National Survey for Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Student Evaluation
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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2013
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) "Just Right" Outcomes Assessment: A Fable for Higher Education (Catherine M. Wehlburg); (2) Editor's Notes: Helping Faculty Members Learn (Linda Suskie); (3) Focus on the Bottom-Line: Assessing Business Writing (Michael Cherry and George Klemic); (4)…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Student Evaluation, Benchmarking, Technical Writing
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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2012
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Mission Accomplished! The Development of a Competence-based E-portfolio Assessment Model (Shelley Schuurman, Scott Berlin, Jamie Langlois, and Julie Guevara); (2) The Third Rail of Assessment--Dangerous but Powerful (Dale L. Mort); (3) Video Killed the Radio…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing, Video Technology, Program Evaluation
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Ebersole, Tara Eisenhauer – Assessment Update, 2009
It is critical to a successful assessment process that faculty play an active role in the development and administration of assessment programs. That process requires a good deal of consensus among faculty members. Once outcomes and an instrument have been decided on and data collected, the faculty must also agree on a course of action to improve…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Time Management, Program Effectiveness, Faculty
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Flick, Arend – Assessment Update, 2009
This article presents the author's critique of R. Stephen RiCharde's argument in his essay on the humanities and interrater reliability in the July-August 2008 issue of "Assessment Update." RiCharde suggests that the humanities' historical commitment to a dialectical pedagogy, a "nonlinear" process that values disagreement and debate, is at odds…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Humanities, Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation
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RiCharde, R. Stephen – Assessment Update, 2009
This article presents the author's response to Arend Flick. The author states that Flick is correct that the issue of rubrics is broader than interrater reliability, though it is the assessment practitioner's primary armament against what the author has heard dubbed "refried bean counting" (insinuating that assessment statistics are not just bean…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Scoring Rubrics, Critical Thinking, Student Evaluation
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Greville, Elizabeth C. – Assessment Update, 2009
Any assessment primer cautions that course grades are not ordinarily considered outcomes assessments. The rationale for excluding grades as an assessment mechanism uses the following logic: because grades measure a variety of learning outcomes and probably take into account factors like attendance that have nothing to do with evidence of learning,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Grades (Scholastic), Grading, College Faculty
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Smith, Don Noel – Assessment Update, 2009
The assessment movement in higher education is now into its fourth decade. Although real and worthy progress is certainly evident to those who have been in the teaching profession at least that long, the changes remain largely superficial. Well-intentioned mandates have received respectful accommodation. At the institutional level, teachers have…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Student Evaluation, Academic Freedom
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Gustafson, Marianne; Bochner, Joseph – Assessment Update, 2009
The purpose of this article is to describe a procedure that has been used successfully to evaluate the critical thinking (CT) abilities of a population of undergraduates having limited proficiency in the English language. The results of this study demonstrate that it is possible to obtain reliable evaluations of CT skills in undergraduates who…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Holistic Evaluation, Language of Instruction, Deafness
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