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Assessing Student Learning


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List of Tables vii List of Lists ix List of Figure xiii List of Exhibits xv Preface to the Third Edition xix Introduction 1 Part 1 Understanding Assessment Chapter 1 What Is Assessment? 7 Chapter 2 The Many Settings for Student Learning and Assessment 15 Chapter 3 What Are Effective Assessment Practices? 23 Part 2 Laying a Foundation for Assessment Success Chapter 4 Learning Goals: Articulating What You Most Want Students to Learn 39 Chapter 5 Designing Curricula to Help Students Learn What's Important 63 Chapter 6 How Will Your Evidence of Student Learning be Used? 85 Chapter 7 Planning Assessments in Academic Programs 93 Chapter 8 Planning Assessments in General Education, Co-curricula, and Other Settings 105 Part 3 Building a Pervasive, Enduring Culture of Evidence and Betterment Chapter 9 Guiding and Coordinating Assessment Efforts 117 Chapter 10 Helping Everyone Learn What to Do 127 Chapter 11 Supporting Assessment Efforts 139 Chapter 12 Keeping Assessment Cost-Effective 149 Chapter 13 Collaborating on Assessment 165 Chapter 14 Valuing Assessment and the People Who Contribute 175 Part 4 The Assessment Toolbox Chapter 15 Designing Rubrics to Plan and Assess Assignments 189 Chapter 16 Creating Effective Assignments 205 Chapter 17 Writing Multiple-Choice and Other Objective Tests 215 Chapter 18 Assembling Evidence of Student Learning into Portfolios 235 Chapter 19 Selecting Published Instruments 245 Chapter 20 Other Assessment Tools 259 Chapter 21 Assessing the Hard-to-Assess 273 Part 5 Understanding and Using Evidence of Student Learning Chapter 22 Setting Meaningful Standards and Targets 287 Chapter 23 Summarizing and Storing Evidence of Student Learning 305 Chapter 24 Analyzing Evidence of Student Learning 319 Chapter 25 Sharing Evidence of Student Learning 333 Chapter 26 Using Evidence of Student Learning to Inform Important Decisions 355 References 367 Index 377

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LINDA SUSKIE is an internationally recognized writer, speaker, trainer, and consultant on assessment in higher education. Her previous positions included serving as Vice President at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Associate Vice President for Assessment and Institutional Research at Towson University, and Director of the Assessment Forum of the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE).

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