I've noticed an increase in the number of publications focusing on assessment. You might want to check with Jossey-Bass to send their most recent listings. Miguel Angel Acosta --On Wednesday, September 18, 2002 3:02 PM +0000 "Dale T. Griffee" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > 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 Donā??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 > donā??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. To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST.