A Bird's-Eye View of Assessment: Selections from Editor's by Trudy W. Banta

By Trudy W. Banta

The following, pioneer Trudy Banta illuminates the various points of evaluation in schools and universities in past times twenty years. Addressing the foundations of fine overview perform, she offers an insider?s point of view and stocks the bigger questions and solutions encountered in review. within the ultimate part, she seems to be at overview outdoor the us. This important e-book offers you a broader, deeper appreciation of the successes, snares, and way forward for results evaluate.

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It is a process designed to promote continual improvement that should be embedded in our goals and plans for student learning in particular and for higher education in general. Thus, the impact of assessment cannot be separated from the impact of other powerful forces shaping higher education today. The second reason I find it troubling to be asked about the impact of assessment is that in all the years since 1979, when Tennessee became the first state to imple�ment a true performance funding scheme for public colleges and universities, we have not been successful in demonstrat� ing the accountability of higher education to our external stakeholders.

S. Landscape for Assessment 53 In early December 1995 I took part in a meeting in Washington that might be considered the end of an era. Or was it the beginning of another? We won’t know the answer until the full imÂ�pact of congressional intentions to make block grants to the states is apparent. Sal Corrallo, senior staff member at the National Center for Education StatisÂ�tics (NCES), and project director of the National Assessment of College Student Learning, called the meeting. 5 (see Corrallo’s article in Assessment UpÂ�date, Vol.

Dear reader, please contribute to this scholarship, and share it with us here in Assessment Update. References Banta, T. W. (2002). Preface. In T. W. ), Building a Scholarship of Assessment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Boyer, E. L. (1990). Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities for the Professoriate. Prince�ton, NJ: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. How Do We Know Whether We Are Making a Difference? Look for a variety of methods for making a difference using assessment described in interviews with eleven top administrators at institutions across the country.

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