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Ozaki, C. Casey; Worley, Deborah; Cherry, Emily – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2015
The increased pressure in higher education to demonstrate evidence of student learning is prompting all sectors to develop clear assessment methods. This national conversation has also sparked the greater recognition and use of assessment as a process for the improvement of teaching and learning. Given the scant literature on assessment in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research
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DeMars, Christine E.; Bashkov, Bozhidar M.; Socha, Alan B. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
Examinee effort can impact the validity of scores on higher education assessments. Many studies of examinee effort have briefly noted gender differences, but gender differences in test-taking effort have not been a primary focus of research. This review of the literature brings together gender-related findings regarding three measures of examinee…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Scores, Student Motivation, Test Wiseness
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Athas, Christina; Oaks, D'Arcy John; Kennedy-Phillips, Lance – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
Employment within student affairs divisions offers environments in which students can apply the knowledge they have gained, as well as acquire new competencies, helping them to build solid foundations for their futures. Researchers used an online survey to assess the outcomes associated with part-time student employment within the student affairs…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, Staff Development, Online Surveys
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Zilberberg, Anna; Anderson, Robin D.; Swerdzewski, Peter J.; Finney, Sara J.; Marsh, Kimberly R. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2012
Despite the extensive testing for federal accountability mandates, college students' understanding of federal accountability testing (e.g., No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, Spellings) has not been examined, resulting in a lack of knowledge regarding how such understanding (or lack thereof) impacts college students' behavior on accountability…
Descriptors: Accountability, Testing Programs, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation
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Sledge, Sally; Pringle, Pam – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2010
This paper describes an ongoing study at a small public university to assess student, faculty and alumni perceptions of academic integrity and business ethics. The phases of the research are detailed for application or replication by other institutions of higher education. The study involves anonymous surveys and academic integrity-based…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes