Resources for Practices of Excellence in Theological Education
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Capstone Courses and Projects (under Connecting Learning)
Closing the Loop
For a concise overview of assessing student learning in theological schools, see the editor's "Assessment 101: An Introduction to Assessing Student Learning for Theological Educators" in PDF format.
For a survey of helpful online resources on various aspects of assessment, see the Online Assessment Resources portion of the Association of Theological Schools web site.
David Guthrie of Geneva College offers a fresh perspective on assessment in his article "Assessment as Doxology."
Theological schools are so different, there are few assessment tools that they can share. The ATS Graduating Student Questionaire is one. Several questions ask students to self-assess their growth and satisfaction in a number of areas that can be easily correlated with a school's outcomes. A simple chart (Word or PDF) can help schools match answers to selected questions with its outcomes. (Although self-assessment is not a direct measure of learning, it can still be a valuable part of a school's assessment process.)
See under Connecting Learning.
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Last Updated: 1/6/06