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Chapter 10: Program Evaluation
In Chapter 9, we focused on assessing the performance of individual students to create a picture of their learning that they can use to improve their performance and that the institution can use to document their achievement. We now go from the individual level to the course or program level, where information from individuals is aggregated to summarize a group's progress and to draw conclusions about a program's effectiveness. Here, group may refer to any of a wide variety of student aggregations, such as at the course, group of courses, or program level, or to students grouped by sex, race/ethnicity, class year, major, place of residence, delivery mode, and so on.
At any level of aggregation, the focus is on the program (or ...