Measuring College Learning in Economics: Continuing the Conversation

On February 6-7, 2015 a group of ten economists convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals for economics undergraduates. In addition to evaluating student learning outcomes (SLOs) and assessment opportunities, the group workshopped the Measuring College Learning in Economics white paper, which will be published in early 2016. The meeting ranged from specific critiques and planning for next steps, to a more philosophical discussion about the risks and opportunities presented by various assessment strategies. The economists were joined by representatives from the Educational Testing Service and the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, who offered further insights into ways to articulate and assess student learning outcomes.