Faculty Members See Promise in Unified Way to Measure Student Learning

Amanda L. Smith for The Chronicle

Faculty members in a multistate study developed rubrics that they say will enable comparisons of academic quality across courses, institutions, and states. Above, students attend an astronomy lecture at the U. of Oregon. That state was one of nine whose public institutions participated in the study. “The whole point of this,” one of the study’s leaders said, “is to improve student learning.”
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A new study that examined thousands of examples of student work in nine states may give professors, administrators, policy makers, and the public better tools to systematically understand what students are actually learning in college.

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