Satisfaction Surveys

"The primary disadvantage of using surveys to assess student learning is that they provide only indirect evidence. They are self-reports from students about what they believe they have learned and what they perceive their academic skill levels to be; typically they measure satisfaction and impressions but do not generate information about deeper learning. . . Surveys, like other indirect methods, can support improvement of student learning if they are carefully constructed to delve deeply into students’ educational experience." Wright, B. Strengths and Weaknesses: Tests, Portfolios, Interviews, Surveys, and Inventories. http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Search%A7ion=PDF3&template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentFileID=170


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