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The Resource Very like a whale : the assessment of writing programs, Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, Irvin Peckham

Very like a whale : the assessment of writing programs, Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, Irvin Peckham

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Very like a whale : the assessment of writing programs
Title
Very like a whale
Title remainder
the assessment of writing programs
Statement of responsibility
Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, Irvin Peckham
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Written for those who design, redesign, and assess writing programs, Very Like a Whale is an intensive discussion of writing program assessment issues. Taking its title from Hamlet, the book explores the multifaceted forces that shape writing programs and the central role these programs can and should play in defining college education. Given the new era of assessment in higher education, writing programs must provide valid evidence that they are serving students, instructors, administrators, alumni, accreditors, and policymakers. This book introduces new conceptualizations associated with assessment, making them clear and available to those in the profession of rhetoric and composition/writing studies. It also offers strategies that aid in gathering information about the relative success of a writing program in achieving its identified goals. Philosophically and historically aligned with quantitative approaches, White, Elliot, and Peckham use case study and best-practice scholarship to demonstrate the applicability of their innovative approach, termed Design for Assessment (DFA). Well grounded in assessment theory, Very Like a Whale will be of practical use to new and seasoned writing program administrators alike, as well as to any educator involved with the accreditation process"--
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1933-
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White, Edward M.
Dewey number
808/.0420711
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1404
LC item number
.W484 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Elliot, Norbert
  • Peckham, Irvin
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  • English language
  • Academic writing
  • Report writing
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
Label
Very like a whale : the assessment of writing programs, Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, Irvin Peckham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Trends -- Lessons -- Foundations -- Measurement - Design
Control code
895302986
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780874219852
Lccn
2014025859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895302986
Label
Very like a whale : the assessment of writing programs, Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, Irvin Peckham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Trends -- Lessons -- Foundations -- Measurement - Design
Control code
895302986
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780874219852
Lccn
2014025859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895302986

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