Assessment for excellence : the philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation in higher education
- Astin, Alexander W.
- 2nd ed.
- Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2012.
- Physical description
- xii, 368 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- American Council on Education series on higher education (2009)
LB2366.2 .A89 2012
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- Antonio, Anthony Lising, 1966-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-355) and index.
- Preface Chapter 1: The Philosophy and Logic of Assessment Chapter 2: A Conceptual Model for Assessment Chapter 3: Assessing Outcomes Chapter 4: Assessing Student Inputs Chapter 5: Assessing the Environment Chapter 6: Analyzing Assessment Data Chapter 7: Use of Assessment Results Chapter 8: Building a Database Chapter 9: Assessment as Direct Feedback to the Learner Chapter 10: Assessment and Equity Chapter 11: Assessment and Public Policy Chapter 12: The Future of Assessment Appendix: Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Data References Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The second edition of Assessment for Excellence arrives as higher education enters a new era of the accountability movement. In the face of mandates such as results-based funding and outcomes-based accreditation, institutions and assessment specialists are feeling increasingly pressured to demonstrate accountability to external constituencies. The practice of assessment under these new accountability pressures takes on special significance for the education of students and the development of talent across the entire higher education system. This book introduces a talent development approach to educational assessment as a counter to prevailing philosophies, illustrating how contemporary practices are unable to provide institutions with meaningful data with which to improve educational outcomes. It provides administrators, policymakers, researchers, and analysts with a comprehensive framework for developing new assessment programs to promote talent development and for scrutinizing existing policies and practices. Written for a wide audience, the book enables the lay reader to quickly grasp the imperatives of a properly-designed assessment program, and also to gain adequate statistical understanding necessary for examining current or planned assessment policies. More advanced readers will appreciate the technical appendix for assistance in conducting statistical analyses that align with a talent development approach. In addition, institutional researchers will benefit from sections that outline the development of appropriate student databases.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Alexander W. Astin and Anthony Lising Antonio.
- American Council on Education, series on higher education
- "Published in partnership with the American Council on Education."