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State-Based Approaches to Assessment in Undergraduate Education [microform] : A Glossary and Selected References / Carol M. Boyer and Peter T. Ewell
Bib ID 5502986
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Boyer, Carol M
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
10 p. 

A glossary providing a common set of definitions for thinking and talking about assessment policy in undergraduate education is presented. Terms with more general meaning are defined only in this specific context. This glossary was developed as part of a series of Education Commission of the States case studies of state-based approaches to assessment in undergraduate education. The glossary defines terms falling under the following three general categories: (1) implementation of assessment programs (i.e. assessment plan, basic skills, college outcomes assessment, exit examinations, retention, general intellectual skills, unit record system, and value-added); (2) applications of assessment to decision making (i.e. accountability, certification, consumer protection, gatekeeping, mandatory placement, performance funding, rising junior examination, and student tracking); and (3) measurement terms relevant to assessment policy (i.e. forced-choice, free-response, indicator, norm-referenced testing, peer comparison, reliability, standardized testing, sub-score, testing, and validity). Contains 14 references. (SM)


Availability: Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($3.00, order no. PS-88-2).

ERIC Note: For related document, see HE 022 419.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Accountability.  |  Case Studies.  |  Decision Making.  |  Educational Assessment.  |  Educational Planning.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Educational Quality.  |  Higher Education.  |  Measurement Techniques.  |  Outcomes of Education.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Program Implementation.  |  State Action.  |  Undergraduate Study.  |  College Outcomes Assessment
Form/genre Reference Materials, Bibliographies.  |  Reference Materials, Vocabularies/Classifications.
Other authors/contributors Ewell, Peter T., author  |  Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO
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