Assessment Essentials Planning, Implementing, and Improving Assessment in Higher Education

ISBN-10: 1118903323
ISBN-13: 9781118903322
Edition: 2nd 2015
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Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/23/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

A timely expansion to the essential higher education assessment text This second edition of Assessment Essentials updates the bestselling first edition, the go–to resource on outcomes assessment in higher education. In this thoroughly revised edition, you will find, in a familiar framework, nearly all new material, examples from more than 100 campuses, and indispensable descriptions of direct and indirect assessment methods that have helped to educate faculty, staff, and students about assessment. Outcomes assessment is of increasing importance in higher education, especially as new technologies and policy proposals spotlight performance–based success measures. Leading authorities Trudy Banta and Catherine Palomba draw on research, standards, and best practices to address the timeliest issues in higher education accountability. New topics include: Using electronic portfolios in assessment Rubrics and course–embedded assessment Assessment in student affairs Assessing institutional effectiveness As always, the step–by–step approach of Assessment Essentials will guide you through the process of developing an assessment program, from the research and planning phase to implementation and beyond, with more than 100 examples along the way. Assessment data are increasingly being used to guide everything from funding to hiring to curriculum decisions, and all faculty and staff will need to know how to use them effectively. Perfect for anyone new to the assessment process, as well as for the growing number of assessment professionals, this expanded edition of Assessment Essentials will be an essential resource on every college campus.

Trudy W. Banta is professor of higher education and vice chancellor for planning and institutional improvement at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is co-author of "Assessment Essentials" and "Making a Difference", and founding editor of the bi-monthly Assessment Update.

CATHERINE A. PALOMBA is director, Offices of Academic Assessment and Institutional Research, Ball State University. She is a 1998 recipient of the Best Practice in Assessing Learning Outcomes award from the American Productivity and Quality Center. TRUDY W. BANTA is professor of higher education and vice chancellor for planning and institutional improvement at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is coauthor of Assessment in Practice (1995, Jossey-Bass) and Making a Difference (1993, Jossey-Bass), and founding editor of the newsletter Assessment Update, also a Jossey-Bass publication.

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