Course Description: This course explores the evaluation and assessment methods utilized in learning organizations. The merits and faults of these methods are debated. Accreditation issues, outcomes-based assessment, institutional research, and staff and faculty evaluation are key topics. The influence of leadership style on evaluation and assessment methods also is examined.
Examine the components of assessment and the roles assessments play in learning organizations.
Evaluate the purpose, strengths, and weaknesses of various assessment methods.
Analyze the reliability and validity of various assessment methods.
Interpret assessment results to make leadership decisions.
Use professional standards to align instruction, assessment, and evaluation.
Differentiate the processes and purposes of programmatic assessments from student learning assessments.
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