Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education

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Wiley, Apr 1, 2004 - Education - 160 pages
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Assessment Clear and Simple is "Assessment 101" in a book-a concise, step-by-step guide written for everyone who participates in the assessment process. This practical book helps to make assessment simple, cost-efficient, and useful to the institution, while at the same time meeting the requirements of accreditation agencies, legislatures, review boards, and others. Assessment Clear and Simple explores a variety of topics and shows how to
  • Build on assessment already in place
  • Use classroom work and grading process
  • Get faculty and department on board
  • Assess hard-to-define goals such as moral and civic development
  • Develop workable learning goals
  • Tailor assessment to its purposes
  • Select sensible assessment measures
  • Make criteria explicit
  • Use assessment to improve learning
  • Establish effective oversight without an assessment bureaucracy
  • Write an assessment report
  • Interpret the institution's culture to external audiences

Assessment Clear and Simple can help your institution employ assessment as a powerful instrument for improvement and provide a basis for wiser planning, budgeting, and change in curriculum, pedagogy, staffing, programming, and student support.

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CHAPTER 3
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Barbara E. Walvoord is a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and concurrent professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. She has been coordinator of Notre Dame’s regional accreditation self-study, founding director of four faculty development programs, consultant to more than 250 institutions, and the author of Effective Grading from Jossey-Bass.

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