In this valuable resource, well-known scholars present a detailed understanding of contemporary theories and practices in the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation, with guidance on how to apply these ideas for the benefit of students and institutions. Bringing together terminology, analytical perspectives, and methodological advances, this second edition facilitates informed decision-making while connecting the latest thinking in these methodological areas with actual practice in higher education. This research handbook provides higher education administrators, student affairs personnel, institutional researchers, and faculty with an integrated volume of theory, method, and application.

part I|31 pages

Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in Higher Education

part II|112 pages

Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

chapter 3|12 pages

Assessing the Quality of a University, Particularly Its Teaching 1

ByRobert E. Stake, Gloria Contreras, Isabel Arbesú

chapter 4|7 pages

Validity Issues in Measuring Student Success

ByDwight L. Smith

chapter 5|15 pages

Course-Embedded Assessment

Aligning Pedagogical Practices to Enhance Student Learning
ByKathryne Drezek McConnell, Peter E. Doolittle

chapter 7|13 pages

The Perennial Challenges of Accountability

ByJames C. Palmer

chapter 8|14 pages

Talking About Data

The Faculty Discourse on Practice, Student Learning, and Evaluative Processes
ByWilliam H. Rickards

chapter 9|14 pages

Benchmarking in Community Colleges

ByLou A. Guthrie, Jeffrey A. Seybert

chapter 10|17 pages

Mixed Methods Specialists in Action

Linking Mixed Methods Research to Learning and Classroom Assessment
ByDelwyn L. Harnisch, John W. Creswell, Timothy C. Guetterman

part III|72 pages

Theoretical Foundations of Educational Measurement

chapter 11|14 pages

The Validation of Tests in Higher Education

ByKurt F. Geisinger, Leslie R. Hawley, Carina McCormick

chapter 12|17 pages


ByBruce Thompson, Tammi Vacha-Haase

chapter 13|13 pages

Using Classical Test Theory in Higher Education

ByDavid A. G. Berg, Elizabeth Schaughency, Jacques van der Meer, Jeffrey K. Smith

chapter 14|10 pages

Item Response Theory in Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation for Higher Education

BySteven J. Osterlind, Ze Wang

chapter 15|16 pages

Generalizability Theory in Assessment Contexts

ByNoreen M. Webb, Richard J. Shavelson, Jeffrey T. Steedle

part IV|94 pages

Testing and Assessment

chapter 16|16 pages

Scaling, Norming, and Equating

ByMichael J. Kolen, Amy B. Hendrickson

chapter 17|24 pages

Setting and Validating Cut Scores for Tests

ByMary J. Pitoniak, Deanna L. Morgan

chapter 18|12 pages

College Placement Testing of Entering Students

ByDeanna L. Morgan

chapter 19|24 pages

Admissions Testing in College and Graduate Education 1

ByRebecca Zwick

chapter 20|16 pages

Closing the Accommodation Gap

New Thinking on Accessibility and Accommodations for Secondary and Postsecondary Students with Disabilities
ByManju Banerjee, Martha L. Thurlow

part V|74 pages

Test Construction and Development

chapter 21|27 pages

Evidence-Centered Design and Postsecondary Assessment

ByGeneva D. Haertel, Reina Fujii

chapter 22|15 pages

Building Content and Statistical TEST Specifications

ByTawnya Knupp, Deborah J. Harris

chapter 23|15 pages

Item Analysis for Classroom Assessments in Higher Education

ByJerome C. Clauser, Ronald K. Hambleton

chapter 24|15 pages

Computer-Based Testing in Higher Education

ByRobert P. Dolan, Kelly S. Burling

part VI|66 pages

Statistical Approaches in Higher Education Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation

chapter 25|14 pages

Issues in the Analysis of Change

ByD. Betsy McCoach, Karen E. Rambo-Hernandez

chapter 26|28 pages

Multilevel Linear Modeling in Higher Education Contexts

ByYing Lu, Sharon L. Weinberg, Marc A. Scott

chapter 27|11 pages

Statistical Modeling in Educational Research

ByZe Wang, Steven J. Osterlind

part VII|91 pages

Approaches to Evaluation in Higher Education

chapter 30|17 pages

Naturalistic Evaluation

ByDavid A. Erlandson

chapter 31|10 pages

Responsive Evaluation

ByKelly E. Godfrey, Doreen B. Finkelstein

chapter 32|17 pages

Case Studies

ByEdith J. Cisneros-Cohernour

chapter 33|12 pages

Survey Use in Academic Contexts

Considerations and Guidelines
ByDaphna Harel, Ellen Wentland

chapter 34|13 pages

Empowerment Evaluation

Linking Theories, Principles, and Concepts to Practical Steps
ByDavid M. Fetterman

part VIII|86 pages

Approaches to Assessment in Higher Education

chapter 35|15 pages

Rubric Development

ByLinda Suskie

chapter 36|13 pages

New Learning About Learning

An Introduction to ePortfolio Assessment
BySusan Kahn

chapter 38|19 pages

Postsecondary Writing Assessment

ByPeggy O’Neill, Sandra Murphy

chapter 39|14 pages

Testing and Evaluation of English-Language Learners in Higher Education

ByYoung Yee Kim, James Hart, Jamal Abedi, Alan Vanneman

chapter 40|10 pages

Evaluation and Assessment in an Online Setting

The Case of Asynchronous Online Discussion
ByAmir Hedayati Mehdiabadi, Wenhao David Huang

part IX|79 pages

Issues in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

chapter 41|7 pages

Cognitive Flexibility Theory and the Assessment of 21st-Century Skills

ByRand J. Spiro, Hannah A. Klautke, Cui Cheng, Aric Gaunt

chapter 42|10 pages

Reporting Assessment Results in Higher Education

ByApril L. Zenisky, Jerold S. Laguilles

chapter 43|13 pages

Presenting Learning Outcomes Assessment Results to Foster Use

ByStaci J. Provezis, Natasha A. Jankowski

chapter 44|25 pages

Revisiting Reliability and Validity in Higher Education Research and Program Evaluation

ByMargaret D. LeCompte, Dorothy E. Aguilera-Black Bear

chapter 45|13 pages

Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education

International Comparisons and Perspectives
ByOlga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Richard J. Shavelson, Hans Anand Pant

chapter 46|9 pages

Ethical Assessment and Institutional Advancement

Connecting Good Practice with the Need to Move Campuses Forward
ByAshley Finley