Measures Matter: Exploring Direct versus Indirect Measures

A Food for Thought Webinar

How do we measure the success of our students? Given the increased role of assessment in justifying resources both within and outside a university, the question of how we examine, describe, and improve college student success is more important than ever. As part of this process, we sometimes get stuck in discussions about how to measure outcomes. One of the common questions is whether we should use direct or indirect measures. This webinar will explore direct and indirect measures, discuss strengths and weaknesses, and challenge commonly-held myths about both approaches.

Presented by Dr. Sherry Woosley, Skyfactor’s Director of Analytics & Research