Uniandes – Assesment of Learning in College – Richard J. Shavelson – Cife 10 years 3/3

Richard J. Shavelson, Margaret Jacks Professor of Education, Professor of Psychology (Emeritus) and Former Dean of the School of Education (Stanford University), gave a lecture entitled ‘Assesment of learning in college’. On 7 July, 2011, his lecture had place at the International Conference ‘La innovación educativa y el desarrollo profesional en las universidades del Siglo XXI’, as part of celebrating Cife’s 10 years. This event was organized by Cife (Centro de Investigación y Formación en Educación) at Universidad de los Andes. Dr. Shavelson scholarly interests focus on various aspects of measurement and validity theory. His work centers on the measurement of individual and group performance in education and work, including such projects as alternatives to multiple-choice achievement tests in assessing science and mathematics understanding. He also conducts research on statistical models underlying the measurement of performance. His current work involves the study of inquiry-based science instruction and its impact on students’ knowledge structures and performances, and on gender differences as well as the study of accountability and assessment in higher education. Education: BA Psychology, University of Oregon; MA, San Jose State College; PhD in Educational Psychology, Stanford University (1971). Activities and Awards: Fellow, Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences; Board Member, Grants Board Committee, American Educational Research Association

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