18 June 2009

Indiana State University: Basic Questions for Planning Assessment

Indiana State University's Assessment Handbook offers an online handbook to assessment processes on the campus. While some pages can only show example (such as chart forms specific to the institution's own assessment planning and reporting), one of the pieces is particularly valuable for use in starting the assessment conversation on a campus.

The recommended page is Basic Questions for Planning, which opens as a PDF file. By putting the questions to a group of stakeholders, you may generate the energy needed to review the Principles (from the same web site) or to create your own set of principles. Despite the usual inclination to establish purpose and state aims at the start, that type of beginning may not be engaging enough for all stakeholders. The question document can kick-start assessment planning work.

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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