Dear Shana, I notice this is the second time you have posted this request for information, so I conclude that maybe you are not getting as much data as you want. I am interested in evaluation and assessment, but i am just getting into the field of developmental educationand, and I do not have good connections with the local learning centers. I teach basic writing part-time for a junior college on the campus of the local four-year research institute, and am about half way through an on-line course MA in Dev Ed from National-Louis University. Given those restrictions, I wonder how I could help you, and I have this idea. You make a (kind of) questionnaire. You list the assessments you have located so far along with some kind of Likert scale rating system as for example: Assessment Don’t use, not satisfactory to very satisfactory instrument X That way I (and maybe others) could appraoch the learning centers on the campus of the local universities and quickly interview the director by means of your questionnaire check-list. If the respondent says they don’t like instrument X, then I could ask why. If they say they like instrument X, I could also ask why, and either way I could send you the data. You could also include a question about any instruments they use not on your list. That way you would have documented proof of the instrument in use plus evidence of what users thought were the strengths and weaknesses plus any additional instruments. And I who have no real connection with any LC or knowledge of the current assessments instruments could still gather the data that would help you move your dissertation along. What do you think? Dale Griffee To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST.