Value-Added Education

Resolution Number
Henry Schott
Assigned to
Educational Policies

Whereas the National Institute of Education report, "Involvement in Learning: Realizing the Potential of American Higher Education" proposes the establishment of a systematic program of student assessment and outcomes in postsecondary institutions, and,

Whereas some California educators and legislators have proposed the adoption of the concept of value-added education throughout the educational system in the state, and,

Whereas the educational value, fiscal requirements, social implications and consequences for educational funding are still unknown and untested,

Resolved that the Educational Policies Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges study the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed systematic assessment of student learning outcomes and make recommendations to the General Assembly of the 1987 Spring Conference of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Colleges urge that the legislature take no action regarding such systematic assessment until this study has been completed and reported to the Academic Senate at the 1987 Spring Conference.