Research

Assessment of Student Learning in the Undergraduate Minor in Educational Studies

Investigator: Judith Sandholtz

Graduate Student Researcher: Sarah Gilliland

Funding: UC Irvine Division of Undergraduate Education Assessment Grant Program

Duration: 2013-2014

Program Objectives

This grant builds upon research conducted during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. Year 3 is focusing on assessment of student learning in the undergraduate minor in Educational Studies. In 2014, we propose to continue our work by:  

  1. developing and pilot testing embedded assessments for two additional learning outcomes;
  2. pilot testing two common writing rubrics across courses;
  3. using our findings from the pilot tests to finalize the writing rubrics and embedded assessments; and
  4. analyzing strategies for making our assessment of learning outcomes an ongoing, sustainable process.

By the end of the project, we aim to have embedded assessments for each of our five learning outcomes and writing rubrics that can be used across undergraduate courses in the Educational Studies minor.