Thursday, October 05, 2006

Higher Education Policy - Assessment

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Working on ...
1) UT system self evaluation
- No subject specific evaluation!
2) UI wage match
- May limited/restricked by local econome. Cause institution to focus on current need and not forward thinking/looking!

For traditional institution, since they claim that for-profit are not in the peer, they should not against assessment of their students against for-profit. For for-profit, to show that they are not diploma mill, they should accept the challange!

This is a very difficult task. The only chance this can happen is that the result are used and are cared by some one. The question is how to achieve that. In computer fields, there are tests that are arround for a while and there are companies that require those test from applicants. However, these test doesn't seem to be very successful. Let along other fields.

Personally, I have seen and experiences application demonstrations. To me it seems very popular. But most of those are in-house exam. I suppose,
1) Employer don't think there are good services that fit their need out there.
2) Employer think it's an over-kill to use these services.
3) They don't suffer enough with the wrong hire.

3rd party test!!

How to do a grass-root assessment efforts:
1) Set up a web site advocate consumer protection.
2) Solicit student to take anonymous test.
3) Need collect information on course taken history
4) Compare scores accross institutions.
5) Without authentication, we can't provide certificate - how to authenticate??
6) If we can gather enough data, we can use the data to rate institution and solicit school to participate.
7) How can government support these efforts? - Grand, RFP ... Authentication - testing center - library - internet photo

Testing service for industry - study how ACT and SAT are strated.

What are available: Computer Certificates - how about others?

How do we promote this? - How ACT and SAT do that?

How about those hard to measured skill? Should government help it? How about the lawyer and other professional test?

Cost issues
Government job test?

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