Tallahassee, Fla. – (July 13, 2017) – The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) announced today a new volume from Stylus Publishing, co-published with AIR and AAC&U. The new book, Enhancing Assessment in Higher Education: Putting Psychometrics to Work, is edited by AIR member Tammie Cumming and M. David Miller, with a Foreword by Michael J. Kolen.
This volume, due out soon, provides tools and approaches for assessing student learning outcomes in higher education.
The book is guided by the core purpose of assessment - to provide faculty, administrators, and student affairs professionals with the information they need to increase student learning by making changes in policies, curricula, and other programs.
The book suggests that assessment and accountability are now inescapable features of the landscape of higher education, and that ensuring these assessments are psychometrically sound has become a high priority for accrediting agencies and therefore for higher education institutions as well. As such, the book focuses on how to practice sound assessment, bringing together higher education assessment literature and psychometric literature.
The book is divided into three sections: overview, assessment in higher education, and case studies, and includes a glossary of key terms in the field.
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is the world's largest professional association for institutional research, effectiveness, and assessment professionals. Incorporated in 1966, its primary purpose is to support its more than 3,000 members in the process of developing and providing information and analyses in support of decision-making in higher education. AIR provides educational resources, information on best practices, and professional development opportunities for members and the IR community. For more information, visit www.airweb.org.
About Stylus Publishing
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AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, the organization now comprises nearly 1,400 member institutions - including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, research universities, and comprehensive universities of every type and size. For more information, visit www.aacu.org.
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