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Handbook on Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in Higher Education

Edited by: Charles Secolsky , D. Brian Denison

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415880756
eBook ISBN: 9780203142189
Adobe ISBN: 9781136497834

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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 the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation. The Handbook on Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in Higher Education provides higher education administrators, student affairs personnel, institutional researchers who generate and analyze data, and faculty with an integrated handbook of theory, method, and application. This valuable resource brings together applied terminology, analytical perspectives, and methodological advances from the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation to facilitate informed decision-making in higher education.

Special Features:

  • Contributing Authors are world-renowned scholars across the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation, including: Robert E. Stake, Trudy W. Banta, Michael J. Kolen, Noreen M. Webb, Kurt Geisinger, Robert J. Mislevy, Ronald K. Hambleton, Rebecca Zwick, John Creswell, and Margaret D. LeCompte.
  • Depth of Coverage includes classroom assessment and student outcomes; assessment techniques for accountability and accreditation; test theory, item response theory, validity and reliability; qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods evaluation; context and ethics of assessment.
  • Questions and Exercises follow each Section to reinforce the valuable concepts and insights presented in the preceding chapters.

Bridging the gap between practice in higher education with advances in measurement, assessment, and evaluation, this book enables educational decision-makers to engage in more sound professional judgment. This handbook provides higher education administrators with both high-level and detailed views into contemporary theories and practices, supplemented with guidance on how to apply them for the benefit of students and institutions.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Assessing the Quality of a University—Particularly its Teaching  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Classroom-Level Assessment: Aligning Pedagogical Practices to Enhance Student Learning Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Student Learning Outcomes Assessment at the Program and Institutional Levels Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Bottom Line: Will Faculty use Assessment Findings? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Perennial Challenges of Accountability Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Using National, State, and Local Data for Administrative Decision Making Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Empowerment Evaluation and Accreditation Case Examples Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Benchmarking in Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Classical Test Theory and Higher Education: Five Questions Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Generalizability Theory in Assessment Contexts Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Item Response Theory in Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation for Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Scaling, Norming, and Equating Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Reliability Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Validation of Tests in Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Statistical Modeling in Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation for Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Issues in the Analysis of Change Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Building Content and Statistical Test Specifications Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Evidence-Centered Design in Assessment Development Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Assessment of 21st-Century Skills In Community College Career and Technician Education Programs Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Item Analysis Procedures for Classroom Assessments in Higher Education  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Using Content Specialists for Detecting Item and Test Unfairness Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Computer-Based Testing In Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Setting and Validating Cut Scores for Tests Download PDF
Chapter  24:  College Placement Testing of Entering Students Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Admissions Testing in Higher Education  Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Postsecondary Writing Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Authentic Assessment Validation: A Heuristic Rubrics Cube Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Cognitive Diagnostic Method: Rule Space, Q-Matrix Theory and Applications Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Program Evaluation in Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Qualitative Evaluation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Naturalistic Evaluation Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Responsive Evaluation Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Case Studies and Validity Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Mixed Methods Specialists in Action: Linking Mixed Methods Research to Learning and Classroom Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Survey Use in Academic Contexts: Considerations and Guidelines Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Using Data to Find Common Ground Between Secondary and Postsecondary Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Testing and Evaluation of English-Language Learners in Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Evaluation of Teacher Quality Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Reporting Assessment Results in Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Presenting Learning Outcomes Assessment Results to Foster Use Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Revisiting Reliability and Validity in Higher Education Research and Program Evaluation Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Ethical Assessment and Institutional Advancement: Connecting Good Practice with the Need to Move Campuses Forward Download PDF
Concluding_Remarks Download PDF
Section_4_Questions_and_Excercise Download PDF
Section_6_Questions_and_Excercise Download PDF
Section_6_Issues_in_Assessment Download PDF
About_the_Contributors Download PDF
Section_4_Testing_and_Assessment Download PDF
Section_2_Questions_and_Excercise Download PDF
Section_2_Theories_and_Technical Download PDF
Section_3_Questions_and_Excercise Download PDF
Section_5_Questions_and_Excercise Download PDF
Section_5_Approaches_to_Evaluation Download PDF
Section_1_Questions_and_Excercise Download PDF
Section_1_Assessment_and_Evaluation Download PDF
Section_3_Test_Condtruction_and Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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