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A Culture Of Evidence
Title: A Culture of Evidence
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URL: http://www.ets.org/Media/Resources_For/Policy_Makers/pdf/cultureofevidence.pdf
This paper argues that postsecondary education today is not driven by hard evidence of its effectiveness, limiting our current state of knowledge about the effectiveness of a college education. This in turn hampers informed decision making by institutions, students and their families and the future employers of college graduates. What is needed is a systemic, data-driven, comprehensive approach to understanding the quality of two-year and four-year postsecondary education, with direct, valid and reliable measures of student learning. The authors propose a comprehensive national system for determining the nature and extent of college learning, focusing on four dimensions of student learning: (1) workplace readiness and general skills; (2) domain-specific knowledge and skills; (3) soft skills, such as teamwork, communication and creativity and (4) student engagement with learning. (Carol A. Dwyer, Catherine M. Millett and David G. Payne, ETS, June 2006)

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Grading Student Learning
Title: Graded Student Learning
Author/Publisher: Peter Ewell/ Measuring Up (2002)
URL: http://measuringup.highereducation.org/commentary/priorcommentarydir.cfm?filename=peterewell.htm&myyear=2002
Among state policy makers, Measuring Up , is a popular resource for student learning outcomes and other educational information. In this 2002 article Peter Ewell articulates the underlying reasons why student learning and educational capital are important to consider at the state level. He also outlines the methodology used by “Measuring Up”.

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Higher Education Accountability for Student Learing
Title: Higher Education Accountability for Student Learning
Author/Publisher: National Governor's Association (NGA)
URL: http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/0702HIGHERED.PDF
Each year, states spend collectively more than $70 billion to support higher education, but governors and the public do not have accessible, useful information about what students learn as a result of their time in college. Without reliable information about postsecondary learning outcomes, policymakers can not determine which investments or strategies are most cost-effective, and students, families, and employers do not have information that can improve their decisions about the quality of different providers of higher education.
Governors can help restrain college costs—while extending a quality postsecondary education to a larger segment of the population—by insisting that student learning outcomes become an integral part of state higher education accountability systems. Governors can help build accountability systems that distinguish between state-level and institutional standards and assessments, while providing support for each. State-level accountability systems need to focus on aggregate statewide objectives for postsecondary education, whereas institutional systems can reflect institution-specific priorities. Specifically, governors can:
• Call for the development of minimum general educational learning outcomes for undergraduates educated at a public college or university, and require assessment of these outcomes. There is already a good deal of consensus among institutions about these goals; gubernatorial involvement can help elevate this consensus into a stronger tool for public accountability and enhanced institutional performance. These learning objectives may be stated as a set of common undergraduate competencies that all students must demonstrate, such as strong analytical, communication, quantitative, and information skills.
• Require student competencies to be assessed and publicly reported through appropriate metrics, such as a combination of statewide sampling and institutional assessments.

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MAC Guiding Principles
Title: MAC Guiding Principles
Author/Publisher: Missouri Assessment Coalition
URL: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/macprinciples.shtml
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SHEEO Assessment Survey Report 2008
Title: SHEEO Assessment Survey Report
Author/Publisher: SHEEO
URL: http://mdhe.wikidot.com/local--files/assessment-bibliography/2008%20SHEEO%20Assessment%20Survey%20Preliminary%20Report.doc
In 2008 SHEEO, with the help of Peter Ewell, fielded a survey to determine state level activity and policy concerning student learning assessment. 32 of 50 state higher education offices responded. This report and survey summarizes the data and information discovered.
“Preliminary survey results show some interesting patterns, although no generalizations across all 50 states are yet possible. Clearly, among the responding states, postsecondary learning assessments are an important state activity at the state or system/sector level (30 of 32 responding states, with 29 of these involved in multiple assessment roles). Institutions, national associations, and accreditors are increasingly active proponents of learning assessment, but links between institution-based assessments and state-level activities are not clear or consistent. The three most common collegiate-level learning assessments (CAAP, CLA and MAPP) show mixed patterns of adoption, while institution-developed or managed assessments are widely but not uniformly used.”

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