Friday, September 25, 2015

Faculty Members See Promise in Unified Way to Measure Student Learning

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."

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