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Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes Feasibility Study

The purpose of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) International Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) feasibility study conducted between 2009 and 2013 was to review higher education in terms of learning (determining what students actually learn) instead of looking at research-oriented ranking lists. The goals of the feasibility study were both scientific and pragmatic. From the scientific point of view, the question was whether it would be possible to develop reliable tests and measures to account for the diversity of higher education systems with related linguistic and cultural differences. In pragmatic terms, it was studied whether this kind of assessment would be possible to carry out in a technically and economically reasonable way. The AHELO study involved 17 countries or regions. ...

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