Increased demands for colleges and universities to engage in
outcomes assessment for accountability purposes have accelerated
the need to bridge the gap between higher education practice and
the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation. The Handbook
on Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in Higher Education
provides higher education administrators, student affairs
personnel, institutional researchers who generate and analyze data,
and faculty with an integrated handbook of theory, method, and
application. This valuable resource brings together applied
terminology, analytical perspectives, and methodological advances
from the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation to
facilitate informed decision-making in higher education.
- Contributing Authors are world-renowned scholars across the
fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation, including:
Robert E. Stake, Trudy W. Banta, Michael J. Kolen, Noreen M. Webb,
Kurt Geisinger, Robert J. Mislevy, Ronald K. Hambleton, Rebecca
Zwick, John Creswell, and Margaret D. LeCompte.
- Depth of Coverage includes classroom assessment and student
outcomes; assessment techniques for accountability and
accreditation; test theory, item response theory, validity and
reliability; qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods
evaluation; context and ethics of assessment.
- Questions and Exercises follow each Section to reinforce the
valuable concepts and insights presented in the preceding
Bridging the gap between practice in higher education with
advances in measurement, assessment, and evaluation, this book
enables educational decision-makers to engage in more sound
professional judgment. This handbook provides higher education
administrators with both high-level and detailed views into
contemporary theories and practices, supplemented with guidance on
how to apply them for the benefit of students and institutions.
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