Introduction; Information Technology: One Answer to Assessment in Large Classes; Chapter 1 Taking the Byte Out of Computer-Based Testing, T Dary Erwin, Adina Bailey; Chapter 2 It to the Rescue, Peter Grebenik, Chris Rust; Chapter 3 Gain without pain?, Peter Schwartz; Chapter 4 What to do About John?, Sally Brown; Reflective Assessment: Journals, Logbooks, Portfolios, Peer Assessment; Chapter 5 Assessing Reflection or Supporting Learning?, Lorraine Stefani; Chapter 6 The Reflection Jigsaw, Helen Woodward; Chapter 7 Portfolios from cyberia, Carol Bowie, Gordon Joughin, Peter Taylor, Brad Young, Craig Zimitat; Chapter 8 Portfolio assessment? yes, but..., David Baume, Mantz Yorke; Chapter 9 'Unpacking' peer assessment, Nancy Falchikov; Institution-Wide Assessment: The US Perspective; Chapter 10 Wading through glue, Barbara D Wright; Chapter 11 Barking at straw dogma, Trudy W Banta, Sharon J Hamilton; Chapter 12 Towards a culture of Assessment, Kenneth W BorlandJr; Assessment Methods for Special Purposes; Chapter 13 But they looked great on paper, Gill Young, Di Marks-Maran; Chapter 14 Making the grade, Louise F Deretchin; Chapter 15 Read, think and be merry for in two weeks your assignment is DUE, Keith Sullivan; Addressing the Needs of Individual Students in Assessment; Chapter 16 Ah!... so that's 'quality', D Royce Sadler; Chapter 17 Let's get the assessment to drive the learning, Kay Sambell, Sue Miller, Susan Hodgson; Chapter 18 Refusing to learn or learning to refuse?, Tim Riordan; Hands-on Assessment: Everyday Problems in Assessment Practice; Chapter 19 Why did they get more than i did?, Chris Davies; Chapter 20 Between a rock and a hard place, Phil Race; Chapter 21 Standards + distance = trouble?, Keith Miller, Liz McDowell; Chapter 22 Organized chaos, Melissa de Zwart; conclusion Conclusion;
Peter Schwartz, Graham Webb
"Assessment continues to dominate the academic landscape. During the past two decades, a range of higher education assessment techniques have been created and the inherent challenges and struggles of course, program, or institution assessment have been discussed.What assessment techniques are faculty currently using? What are the current assessment challenges? How do faculty cope?Assessment: Cases Studies, Experience and Practice from Higher Education provides answers to these questions by providing 22 examples of assessment issues currently facing higher education teachers. The cases are bundled into six major themes: information technology and assessment; reflective assessment; institution-wide assessment; assessment methods for special purposes, individual students and assessment; and hands-on assessment. These real-life cases are based on assessment experiences of 34 faculty members spanning various disciplines, countries, and perspectives.In easy-to-read narrative, each case discusses the struggles, frustrations, lessons, and triumphs of real-life assessment experiences. Faculty members illustrate and reflect on how they coped with assessment and indicate areas where different decisions could have been made. Readers are encouraged to reflect on major decisions in each assessment case, to question actions taken, and to formulate other options for handling assessment issues. This reader-involvement transforms Assessment: Cases Studies, Experience and Practice from Higher Education into an interactive workbook that encourages readers to learn from their peers' experiences in order to foster personal growth and development in higher education assessment.Those new to assessment willappreciate the concise discussion of 22 major assessment issues. Assessment veterans will appreciate the authenticity in each case and the opportunity to explore, discover, and understand major personal and professional issues that arise when implementing assessment techniques in higher education.Everyone involved in higher education assessment - faculty members and administrators - are strongly encouraged to read and reflect on the issues advanced in Assessment: Cases Studies, Experience and Practice from Higher Education"