Handbook on Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in Higher Education

Handbook on Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in Higher Education

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Increased demands for colleges and universities to engage in outcomes assessment for accountability purposes have accelerated the need to bridge the gap between higher education practice and advances in the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation. This research handbook provides higher education administrators, student affairs personnel, institutional researchers, and faculty with an integrated volume of theory, method, and application. Bringing together terminology, analytical perspectives, and methodological advances, this second edition facilitates informed decision-making while connecting the latest thinking in these methodological areas with actual practice in higher education. In this valuable resource, well-known scholars present a detailed understanding of contemporary theories and practices, with guidance on how to apply these ideas for the benefit of students and institutions.show more

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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 44.45mm | 1,338.1g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 50 black & white illustrations, 35 black & white tables
  • 1138892157
  • 9781138892156

About Charles Secolsky

Charles Secolsky is Adjunct Instructor of Sociology at Rockland Community College and County College of Morris, USA. D. Brian Denison is Institutional Research Analyst in the Director of Studies' Office for Champlain Regional College, Quebec, Canada.show more

Table of contents

Contents List of Figures List of Tables Foreword Edward J. Yaw Introduction: Improving Institutional Decision-Making Through Educational Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Charles Secolsky and D. Brian Denison Acknowledgements Section 1 Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education: Past, Present, and Future Introduction to Section 1 * The Failure of Higher Education to Follow the Standards it has Established in Methodology and Evaluation Michael Scriven * On Measurement in Educational Assessment Robert J. Mislevy Section 2 Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education Introduction to Section 2 * Assessing the Quality of a University-Particularly its Teaching Robert E. Stake, Gloria Contreras, and Isabel Arbesu * Validity Issues in Measuring Student Success Dwight L. Smith III * Course-Embedded Assessment: Aligning Pedagogical Practices to Enhance Student Learning Kathryne Drezek McConnell and Peter E. Doolittle * Implementing Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes Assessment at the Program and Institutional Levels Thomas Judd and Bruce Keith * The Perennial Challenges of Accountability James C. Palmer * Talking About Data: The Faculty Discourse on Practice, Student Learning, and Evaluative Processes William H. Rickards * Benchmarking in Community Colleges Lou A. Guthrie and Jeffrey A. Seybert * Mixed Methods Specialists in Action: Linking Mixed Methods Research to Learning and Classroom Assessment Delwyn L. Harnisch, John W. Creswell, and Timothy C. Guetterman Section 3 Theoretical Foundations of Educational Measurement Introduction to Section 3 * The Validation of Tests in Higher Education Kurt F. Geisinger, Leslie R. Hawley, and Carina McCormick * Reliability Bruce Thompson and Tammi Vacha-Haase * Using Classical Test Theory in Higher Education David A. G. Berg, Elizabeth Schaughency, Jacques van der Meer, and Jeffrey K. Smith * Item Response Theory in Measurement, Assessment, And Evaluation for Higher Education Steven J. Osterlind and Ze Wang * Generalizability Theory in Assessment Contexts Noreen M. Webb, Richard J. Shavelson, and Jeffrey T. Steedle Section 4 Testing and Assessment-Implications for Decision-Making Introduction to Section 4 * Scaling, Norming, and Equating Michael J. Kolen and Amy B. Hendrickson * Setting and Validating Cut Scores for Tests Mary J. Pitoniak and Deanna L. Morgan * College Placement Testing of Entering Students Deanna L. Morgan * Admissions Testing in Higher Education Rebecca Zwick * Closing the Accommodation Gap: New Thinking on Accessibility and Accommodations for Secondary and Postsecondary Students with Disabilities Manju Banerjee and Martha L. Thurlow Section 5 Test Construction and Development Introduction to Section 5 * Evidence-Centered Design and Postsecondary Assessment Geneva D. Haertel and Reina Fujii * Building Content and Statistical Test Specifications Tawnya Knupp and Deborah J. Harris * Item Analysis for Classroom Assessments in Higher Education Jerome C. Clauser and Ronald K. Hambleton * Computer-Based Testing in Higher Education Robert P. Dolan and Kelly S. Burling Section 6 Statistical Approaches in Higher Education Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Introduction to Section 6 * Issues in the Analysis of Change D. Betsy McCoach, and Karen Rambo-Hernandez * Multilevel Linear Modeling in Higher Education Contexts Ying Lu, Sharon L. Weinberg, and Marc Scott * Statistical Modeling in Educational Research Ze Wang and Steven J. Osterlind * An Introduction to Bayesian Statistics with Applications to Higher Education Assessment Guili Zhang Section 7 Approaches to Evaluation in Higher Education Introduction to Section 7 Thomas E. Grayson * Program Evaluation, Performance Measures, and Evaluability Assessment in Higher Education Thomas E. Grayson * Naturalistic Evaluation David A. Erlandson * Responsive Evaluation Kelly E. Godfrey and Doreen B. Finkelstein * Case Studies Edith Cisneros-Cohernour * Survey Use in Academic Contexts: Considerations and Guidelines Daphna Harel and Ellen Wentland * Empowerment Evaluation: Linking Theories, Principles, and Concepts to Practical Steps David M. Fetterman Section 8 Approaches to Assessment in Higher Education Introduction to Section 8 * Rubric Development Linda Suskie * New Learning About Learning: An Introduction to ePortfolio Assessment Susan Kahn * The Role of Faculty Grading Processes in Program and General-Education Assessment Barbara E. Walvoord * Postsecondary Writing Assessment Peggy O'Neill and Sandra Murphy * Testing and Evaluation of English-Language Learners in Higher Education Young Yee Kim, James Hart, Jamal Abedi, and Alan Vanneman * Evaluation and Assessment in Online Settings: The Case of Asynchronous Online Discussion Amir Hedayati Mehdiabadi and Wenhao David Huang Section 9 Issues in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education Introduction to Section 9 * Cognitive Flexibility Theory and the Assessment of 21st Century Skills Rand J. Spiro, Hannah A. Klautke, Cui Cheng, and Aric Gaunt * Reporting Assessment Results in Higher Education April L. Zenisky and Jerold S. Laguilles * Presenting Learning Outcomes Assessment Results to Foster Use Staci J. Provezis and Natasha A. Jankowski * Revisiting Reliability and Validity in Higher Education Research and Program Evaluation Margaret D. LeCompte and Dorothy Aguilera-Black Bear * Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education: International Comparisons and Perspectives Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Richard J. Shavelson, and Hans Anand Pant * Ethical Assessment and Institutional Advancement: Connecting Good Practice with the Need to Move Campuses Forward Ashley Finley About the Contributorsshow more

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"This updated edition of the Handbook on Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in Higher Education draws on a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of experts in higher education assessment and evaluation to explain everything from terminology to technique. This comprehensive volume will be a constant desk companion of mine in the decades to come."—Peter T. Ewell, President Emeritus, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) and Senior Fellow, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), USA "This is the most extensive collection of research on measurement, evaluation, and assessment in higher education available.  Covering a broad range of theoretical and practical topics addressed by the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, this book is essential reading for anyone working in higher education who is interested in making evidence based decisions that will benefit students and institutions."—Linda Cook, past President, National Council on Measurement in Education, USA "This handbook is a must-have for faculty, staff, and administrators who lead assessment efforts or are involved with faculty development on their campus. The editors have brought together stellar contributors who, together, balance the practical, theoretical, and technical aspects of measurement, evaluation, and learning assessment in ways that are immediately useful." —Monica Stitt-Bergh, President, Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, USAshow more

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