The Teagle Assessment Scholar Program is designed to develop and support people who are, or who have the potential to become, national leaders in using evidence to advance student learning.
Colleges and universities routinely gather evidence on student learning. Unfortunately, gathering evidence does not readily lead to improved student learning.
This is due, in part, to shortcomings in the kinds of assessment tools we use and the methods by which we use them. But those technical problems alone do not account for the poor ratio of effort expended on assessment to improvements in student learning.