Handbook on measurement, assessment, and evaluation in higher education
- New York : Routledge, 2012.
- Physical description
- xxii, 680 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
LB2331.62 .H36 2012
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- List of Figures List of Tables Foreword, Edward J. Yaw Preface: Improving Institutional Decision-Making Through Educational Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, Charles Secolsky and D. Brian Denison Acknowledgements Section 1 Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education Introduction to Section 1, Charles Secolsky and D. Brian Denison 1. Assessing the Quality of a University-Particularly its Teaching, Robert E. Stake, Gloria Contreras, and Isabel Arbesu 2. Classroom-Level Assessment: Aligning Pedagogical Practices to Enhance Student Learning, Kathryne Drezek McConnell and Peter E. Doolittle 3. Student Learning Outcomes Assessment at the Program and Institutional Levels, Thomas Judd and Bruce Keith 4. The Bottom Line: Will Faculty USE Assessment Findings?, Trudy W. Banta and Gary R. Pike 5. The Perennial Challenges of Accountability, James C. Palmer 6. Using National, State, and Local Data for Administrative Decision-Making, Sathasivam 'Kris' Krishnan, Chengbo Yin, William Mahler, Albertha Lawson, Michael Harris, and Karen Ruedinger 7. Empowerment Evaluation and Accreditation Case Examples: California Institute of Integral Studies and Stanford University, David Fetterman 8. Benchmarking in Higher Education, Jeffrey Seybert, Ellen Weed, and Trudy Bers Questions and Exercises for Section 1 Section 2 Theories and Technical Aspects of Educational Measurement Introduction to Section 2, Charles Secolsky and D. Brian Denison 9. Classical Test Theory and Higher Education: Five Questions, Elizabeth Schaughency, Jeffrey Smith, Jacques van der Meer, and David Berg 10. Generalizability Theory in Assessment Contexts, Noreen M. Webb, Richard Shavelson, and Jeffrey Steedle 11. Item Response Theory in Measurement, Assessment, And Evaluation for Higher Education, Steven J. Osterlind and Ze Wang 12. Scaling, Norming, and Equating, Michael J. Kolen and Amy B. Hendrickson 13. Reliability, Bruce Thompson and Tammi Vacha-Haase 14. The Validation of Tests in Higher Education, Kurt Geisinger, Leslie H. Shaw, and Carina McCormick 15. Statistical Modeling in Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation for Higher Education, Steven J. Osterlind and Ze Wang 16. Issues in the Analysis of Change, D. Betsy McCoach, Karen Rambo, and Megan Welsh Questions and Exercises for Section 2 Section 3 Test Construction and Development Introduction to Section 3, Louise Yarnall 17. Building Content and Statistical Test Specifications, Tawnya Knupp and Deborah Harris 18. Evidence-Centered Design in Assessment Development, Geneva Haertel, Ellen Wentland, Louise Yarnall, and Robert J. Mislevy 19. The Assessment of 21st-Century Skills in Community College Career and Technician Education Programs, Louise Yarnall and Jane Ostrander 20. Item Analysis Procedures for Classroom Assessments in Higher Education, Jerome C. Clauser and Ronald K. Hambleton 21. Using Content Specialists for Detecting Item and Test Unfairness, Sydell Carlton 22. Computer-Based Testing in Higher Education, Robert Dolan and Kelly Burling Questions and Exercises for Section 3 Section 4 Testing and Assessment for Decision-Making Introduction to Section 4, Charles Secolsky and D. Brian Denison 23. Setting and Validating Cut Scores for Tests, Mary J. Pitoniak and Deanna L. Morgan 24. College Placement Testing of Entering Students, Deanna L. Morgan 25. Admissions Testing in Higher Education, Rebecca Zwick 26. Postsecondary Writing Assessment, Peggy O'Neill and Sandra Murphy 27. Authentic Assessment Validation: A Heuristic Rubrics Cube, Jion Liou Yen and Kevin Hynes 28. Cognitive Diagnostic Method: Rule Space, Q-Matrix Theory and Applications, Kikumi Tatsuoka, Anthony E. Kelly, Curtis Tatsuoka, and Michael Dean Questions and Excercises for Section 4 Section 5 Approaches to Evaluation in Higher Education Introduction to Section 5, Thomas E. Grayson 29. Program Evaluation in Higher Education, Thomas E. Grayson 30. Qualitative Evaluation, Christopher Pondish 31. Naturalistic Evaluation, David A. Erlandson 32. Responsive Evaluation, Kelly Godfrey and Doreen B. Finkelstein 33. Case Studies and Validity, Edith Cisneros-Cohernour 34. Mixed Methods Specialists in Action: Linking Mixed Methods Research to Learning and Classroom Assessment, Delwyn Harnisch, John Creswell, and Timothy Guetterman 35. Survey Use in Academic Contexts: Considerations and Guidelines, Ellen Wentland Questions and Exercises for Section 5 Section 6 Issues in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education Introduction to Section 6, April L. Zenisky 36. Using Data to Find Common Ground Between Secondary and Postsecondary Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Manju Banerjee and Martha L. Thurlow 37. Testing and Evaluation of English-Language Learners in Higher Education, Young Yee Kim, James Hart, Jamal Abedi, and Alan Vanneman 38. Evaluation of Teacher Quality, Stephanie L. Knight 39. Reporting Assessment Results in Higher Education, April L. Zenisky and Jerold S. Laguilles 40. Presenting Learning Outcomes Assessment Results to Foster Use, Staci J. Provezis and Natasha A. Jankowski 41. Revisiting Reliability and Validity in Higher Education Research and Program Evaluation, Margaret D. LeCompte and Dorothy Aguilera-Black Bear 42. Ethical Assessment and Institutional Advancement: Connecting Good Practice with the Need to Move Campuses Forward, Ashley Finley Questions and Exercises for Section 6 Concluding Remarks, Charles Secolsky and D. Brian Denison About the Contributors a.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Increased demands for colleges and universities to engage in outcomes assessment for accountability purposes have accelerated the need to bridge the gap between higher education practice and the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation. The Handbook on Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in Higher Education provides higher education administrators, student affairs personnel, institutional researchers who generate and analyze data, and faculty with an integrated handbook of theory, method, and application. This valuable resource brings together applied terminology, analytical perspectives, and methodological advances from the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation to facilitate informed decision-making in higher education. Special Features: Contributing Authors are world-renowned scholars across the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation, including: Robert E. Stake, Trudy W. Banta, Michael J. Kolen, Noreen M. Webb, Kurt Geisinger, Robert J. Mislevy, Ronald K. Hambleton, Rebecca Zwick, John Creswell, and Margaret D. LeCompte. Depth of Coverage includes classroom assessment and student outcomes; assessment techniques for accountability and accreditation; test theory, item response theory, validity and reliability; qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods evaluation; context and ethics of assessment. Questions and Exercises follow each Section to reinforce the valuable concepts and insights presented in the preceding chapters. Bridging the gap between practice in higher education with advances in measurement, assessment, and evaluation, this book enables educational decision-makers to engage in more sound professional judgment. This handbook provides higher education administrators with both high-level and detailed views into contemporary theories and practices, supplemented with guidance on how to apply them for the benefit of students and institutions.
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- edited by Charles Secolsky and D. Brian Denison.