Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Assessment Question (ahhhhhhhhhhhh :-) ! !)

Some blog followers might be interested in a post of the above title [Hake (2010)]. The abstract reads:


ABSTRACT: In a recent popular TIPS thread “assessment question (AAAAUUUUGGGGHHHH)” psychologists commendably focus on testing so as to assess the effectiveness of their department's program for their *majors*.

But how about the effectiveness of the GENERAL INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY COURSE given to tens of thousands of *both majors and nonmajors* nationwide every year ?

Most psychologists appear to be either dismissive or oblivious of the fact that “Conceptual Inventories” , developed through arduous quantitative and qualitative research by disciplinary experts, are currently being used to improve undergraduate - and some high-school - courses in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines (BUT NOT PSYCHOLOGY!)


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REFERENCES [Tiny URL's courtesy]

Hake, R.R. 2010. “Assessment Question (ahhhhhhhhhhhh :-) ! !)”, online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at . Post of 3 Mar 2010 09:30:08 -0800 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract is being sent to various discussion lists.

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