Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

13 p.

Publication Date

10-2004

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Source Publication

Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

Source ISSN

0260-2938

Abstract

A syllabus analysis instrument was developed to assist program evaluators, administrators and faculty in the identification of skills that students use as they complete their college coursework. While this instrument can be tailored for use with a variety of learning domains, we used it to assess students' use of and exposure to computer technology skills. The reliability and validity of the instrument was examined through an analysis of 88 syllabi from courses within the teacher education program and the core curriculum at a private Midwest US university. Results indicate that the instrument has good inter‐rater reliability and ratings by and interviews with faculty and students provide evidence of construct validity. The use and limitations of the instrument in educational program evaluation are discussed.

Comments

Published version. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol. 29, No. 5 (October 2004): 549-561. DOI. © Taylor & Francis 2004. Used with permission.

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