Why a fourth path could finally provide legitimate evidence of valid and reliable measure.
Among high impact educational practices there are few more controversial than assessment.
The leading reason cited by reviewing agencies for not handing out the revered 10-Year Reaffirmation accreditation is that the assessment of outcomes and learning is not adequately addressed across an institution. As a result, five years has become the norm. For some institutions, reports are even required annually to show progress in data-driven improvement efforts.
The typical assessment approach involves 1) working on the General Education program to...