The Australian | 21 November 2012
The Gillard government has dumped plans to use the controversial US generic Collegiate Learning Assessment test to measure student outcomes, accepting the advice of a reference group that CLA not be used because it is “unreliable and not fit for purpose”.
Tertiary education minister Chris Evans committed to introducing a new university experience survey from next year, the results of which are to be published on the MyUniversity website. A graduate-outcomes survey will also be developed and introduced next year.
In the upcoming 2014-16 compact (or university mission) discussions, I will be expecting universities to identify what they’re doing to support quality teaching and reward good teachers.
Measuring student learning gains