The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 25th, 2015
A new study that examined thousands of examples of student work in
nine states may give professors, administrators, policy makers, and the
public better tools to systematically understand what students are
actually learning in college.
At least that’s what the supporters hope of the research effort, the results of which were released on Thursday.
"Proof of concept is what it is," said Julie M. Carnahan, a vice
president at the State Higher Education Executive Officers, an
association that led the project, called the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment, with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. "We have proved that this is an alternative to standardized tests."