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
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the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation, including:
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Kurt Geisinger, Robert J. Mislevy, Ronald K. Hambleton, Rebecca
Zwick, John Creswell, and Margaret D. LeCompte. Depth of Coverage
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