Book Assessing student learning : a common sense guide / Linda Suskie ; foreword by Trudy W. Banta.
Publication year: c2009.
Call Number LB2368 .S87 2009
Media class: Book
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470289648 0470289643
Series title: Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series
Extent: xxvii, 342 p. ; 28 cm.
"This edition includes expanded coverage of vital assessment topics such as promoting an assessment culture, characteristics of good assessment, audiences for assessment, organizing and coordinating assessment, assessing attitudes and values, setting benchmarks and standards, and using results to inform and improve teaching, learning, planning, and decision-making"--Back cover.
part 1. Understanding assessment. What is assessment? -- How can student learning be assessed? -- What is good assessment? -- part 2. Planning for assessment success. Why are you assessing student learning? -- The keys to a culture of assessment : tangible value and respect -- Supporting assessment efforts with time, infrastructure, and resources -- Organizing an assessment process -- Developing learning goals -- part 3. The assessment toolbox. Using a scoring guide or rubric to plan and evaluate an assignment -- Creating an effective assignment -- Writing a traditional test -- Assessing attitudes, values, dispositions, and habits of mind -- Assembling assessment information into portfolios -- Selecting a published test or survey -- part 4. Understanding and using assessment results. Setting benchmarks or standards -- Summarizing and analyzing assessment results -- Sharing assessment results with internal and external audiences -- Using assessment results effectively and appropriately -- Keeping the momentum going.