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College student outcomes assessment : a talent development perspective

Author: Maryann Jacobi Gray; Alexander W Astin; Frank Ayala; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; United States. Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
Publisher: College Station, Tex. : Association for the Study of Higher Education, 1987.
Series: ASHE-ERIC higher education report, 1987, no. 7.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes the factors that help us to measure the impact of educational programs. Looks at goals, philosophy, outcomes taxonomies, cognitive outcome instruments, and much more.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gray, Maryann Jacobi.
College student outcomes assessment.
College Station, Tex. : Association for the Study of Higher Education, [1987]
(OCoLC)621815443
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maryann Jacobi Gray; Alexander W Astin; Frank Ayala; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; United States. Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
ISBN: 091331742X 9780913317426
OCLC Number: 22597022
Description: xix, 124 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Goals of student outcomes assessment --
Why study student outcomes? --
Problems in the use of data about outcomes --
Scope of the analysis --
A philosophy of assessment --
What is "excellence"? --
A theory of educational practice --
Outcome taxonomies --
Lenning --
Bowen --
Astin --
Mentkowski and Doherty --
Issues of measurement in talent development assessment --
Finding the instrument to fit the institution's needs --
Methodological issues for consideration in selecting assessment instruments --
Confounding factors in the administration of pre- and posttest assessments --
Unanticipated effects of assessment --
Cognitive outcome instruments --
General education tests --
Specific skills test --
Subject matter competency tests --
Increasing the usefulness of outcomes assessments --
Facilitators of useful research --
Barriers to use --
Paradoxes of guidelines for utilization --
Practical suggestions for conducting assessments --
Summary and review --
Recommendations for future research --
Summary of cognitive assessment instruments discussed.
Series Title: ASHE-ERIC higher education report, 1987, no. 7.
Responsibility: by Maryann Jacobi, Alexander Astin, and Frank Ayala, Jr. ; prepared by ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, the George Washington University.
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