Friday, November 16th, 2018
Making Assessment Work for Everyone!
- this will be a forum session that you will want to attend. In this practitioners' forum, we will walk you through our assessment process from start to finish. Our application of this assessment process is within the context of an undergraduate-level personal finance program. We will show you how this process has developed over the last 5 years and how we rely on this process to inform and improve: learner experiences, instructor performance, individual course content, and program-wide policies and procedures. Although the application of our assessment process is specific to higher education, we will show you how this assessment process can be adapted for any type of service provision - clients, community information sessions, other education programs, etc.
Questions or Implications for Researchers: Researchers attending this session could focus on using the scientific process to help determine: 1. Reliability and validity of assessment instruments (i.e., do the instruments selected measure what is intended and is this replicable?) 2. Using time 1 as a baseline, compare results from subsequent data collections to determine if strategies developed and implemented from baseline results have a measurable impact on service recipients. 3. Determine which strategies developed from assessment results have the greatest magnitude of effect on eliciting service improvements.