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An exploration of factors influencing institutional cultures of assessment

Citation

Fuller, M. B., & Skidmore, S. T. (2014). An exploration of factors influencing institutional cultures of assessment. International Journal of Educational Research, 65, 9–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2014.01.001

Abstract

Theorisation about institutional cultures of assessment in higher education is hindered by an inability to measure the influence of institutional factors on assessment. The authors explore the factor structure of the Survey of Assessment Culture. A three factor model with strong reliability coefficients was developed and included the following factors fundamental to institutional cultures of assessment: (a) Clear Commitment, (b) Connection to Change, and (c) Vital to Institution. Future uses of the Survey of Assessment Culture and implications for research and practice are discussed.

Themes: Culture of assessment, Leadership, Measurement, Survey