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Peer Review
Spring 2007, No. 9, Vol. 2

Assessing Student Learning

As campuses implement more complex assignments, community placements, internships, student research programs, and other engaged learning practices, the opportunity for students to demonstrate complex capacities will be increased. This issue addresses a variety of approaches to achieving and assessing the advanced learning outcomes derived from these practices. It includes a special focus on developing and assessing capstone courses.

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CONTENTS:

From the President

Analysis

"Going Naked"
Richard H. Hersh

Can Assessment for Accountability Complement Assessment for Improvement?
Trudy W. Banta

Practice

Assessing General Education Capstone Courses: An In-Depth Look at a Nationally Recognized Capstone Assessment Model
Seanna Kerrigan and Sukhwant Jhaj

The Senior Assignment: Applying Learning to Complex Problems
David Sill

Multiple Drafts of a College's Narrative
Paul Sotherland, Anne Dueweke, Kiran Cunningham, and Bob Grossman

The Culminating Experience Decision
Verna Teasdale

Research

Doing Less Work, Collecting Better Data: Using Capstone Courses to Assess Learning
Catherine White Berheide

Reality Check

Love of Learning -- and Assessment
Ross Miller

 

 

 
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