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Thille, Candace; Schneider, Emily; Kizilcec, René F.; Piech, Christopher; Halawa, Sherif A.; Greene, Daniel K. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2014
The article addresses the question of how the assessment process with large-scale data derived from online learning environments will be different from the assessment process without it. Following an explanation of big data and how it is different from previously available learner data, we describe three notable features that characterize…
Descriptors: Data, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Case Studies
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MacDonald, Sarah K.; Williams, Laura M.; Lazowski, Rory A.; Horst, S. Jeanne; Barron, Kenneth E. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2014
As assessment becomes an ever more critical facet of higher education, it is apparent that some faculty do not always value assessment (Crossley & Wang, 2010; Ebersole, 2009). Further, faculty may react with resistance, particularly when they perceive that assessment is being imposed upon them from external sources (Crossley & Wang, 2010;…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Assessment, Teacher Motivation
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Danley-Scott, Jennifer; Scott, Gray – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2014
Articles on student learning outcomes assessment often treat faculty as one homogenous body. Yet the exponential growth of contingent faculty in universities and colleges has created two distinct faculty groups with varied concerns and thoughts on everything from the future of higher education to shared governance to student learning outcomes.…
Descriptors: Nontenured Faculty, College Faculty, College Outcomes Assessment, Teacher Attitudes
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Bowman, Nicholas A. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
Asking college students how much they have learned or grown is a common assessment practice in student affairs and elsewhere. Unfortunately, recent research suggests that these self-reported gains do a very poor job of measuring actual student learning and growth. This paper provides an overview of the psychological process of how students likely…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Student Improvement, Achievement Gains
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Sandeen, Cathy – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
Cathy Sandeen is Vice President for Education Attainment and Innovation at American Council on Education, the nation's largest organization providing leadership and advocacy for all sectors of higher education. Within this role she develops and articulates ACE's attainment agenda and currently oversees a large research project on Massive Open…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Education, Higher Education, Educational Development
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Meyer, J. Patrick; Zhu, Shi – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are playing an increasingly important role in higher education around the world, but despite their popularity, the measurement of student learning in these courses is hampered by cheating and other problems that lead to unfair evaluation of student learning. In this paper, we describe a framework for maintaining…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Students, Student Evaluation, Learning
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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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Balfour, Stephen P. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
Two of the largest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) organizations have chosen different methods for the way they will score and provide feedback on essays students submit. EdX, MIT and Harvard's non-profit MOOC federation, recently announced that they will use a machine-based Automated Essay Scoring (AES) application to assess written work in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Writing Evaluation, Automation, Scoring
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Gerstner, Jerusha J.; Finney, Sara J. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
Implementation fidelity assessment provides a means of measuring the alignment between the planned program and the implemented program. Unfortunately, the implemented program can differ from the planned program, resulting in ambiguous inferences about the planned program's effectiveness (i.e., it is uncertain if poor results are due to an…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Fidelity, Student Personnel Services, Alignment (Education)
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Puncochar, Judith; Klett, Mitchell – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
The goals of a Liberal Studies education are designed to prepare citizens to live responsible, productive, and creative lives in a changing world. Ideally, a liberal education fosters well-grounded intellectuals with dispositions toward learning and an acceptance of responsibility regarding their ideas and actions. To measure the efficacy of a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Models, Science Achievement, Inquiry
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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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Ng, Jennifer; Skorupski, William; Frey, Bruce; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
Diversity is an increasingly important value for institutions of higher education. Yet, few measures exist to assess whether college and university faculty share in this objective and how their beliefs relate to specific aspects of their work. In this study, we gathered data from a sample of faculty at one American research university to develop a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Diversity (Institutional), Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Breslow, Lori; Pritchard, David E.; DeBoer, Jennifer; Stump, Glenda S.; Ho, Andrew D.; Seaton, Daniel T. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
"Circuits and Electronics" (6.002x), which began in March 2012, was the first MOOC developed by edX, the consortium led by MIT and Harvard. Over 155,000 students initially registered for 6.002x, which was composed of video lectures, interactive problems, online laboratories, and a discussion forum. As the course ended in June 2012,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronics, Video Technology, Lecture Method
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Soares, Joseph A. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2012
In Philip Pullman's dark matter sci-fi trilogy, there is a golden compass that in the hands of the right person is predictively powerful; the same was supposed to be true of the SAT/ACT--the statistically indistinguishable standardized tests for college admissions. They were intended to be reliable mechanisms for identifying future trajectories,…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Benefits, Barriers
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Zelna, Carrie L.; Dunstan, Stephany Brett – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2012
There was a time when gaining the necessary training and skills to conduct quality learning assessment could be a challenge. Fortunately, this is no longer the case as formal educational programs are now available through some graduate schools, and there are many outstanding assessment conferences. Faculty, staff, and administrators sometimes…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Higher Education
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