Presented on August 20, 2007. This article was written for, and published in, Weldon , L. and Phillips, B. Eds. (2007). Proceedings of the ISI/IASE Satellite on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics, Lisbon Portugal and is reprinted here with the permission of the IASE.
With the growing focus on assessment and accountability, programs at many universities are now expected to define learning goals and objectives at the program level (as opposed to the course level) and to devise strategies for assessing whether these goals and objectives are being met. This paper will look at the role of assessment at the program level and how the resulting information about student learning can be used to make informed decisions about curriculum.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research