Three promising alternatives for assessing college students' knowledge and skills

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Educators and policy makers in postsecondary education are interested in assessment processes that improve student learning, and at the same time provide institutional data that may be used to demonstrate accountability. This paper discusses three promising alternatives that afford the kinds of authentic, information-rich, meaningful assessments that are essential for improving student learning, and at the same time provide data for public reporting. First, ePortfolios offer an in-depth, long-term view of student achievement on a range of skills and abilities as opposed to a quick...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Governance; Higher education; Assessment; Outcomes; Technology

Keywords: Accountability; Achievement; Attainment; Online system

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Champaign, Illinois: National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Illinois, 2009

Physical description: 29 p.

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On cover: Foreword by Jillian Kinzie

Resource type: Occasional paper

Call number: TD/TNC 112.507

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