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Papers Available on this Site

Golden, A., and Squire D.  A National Survey of Requirements for the Psychology Major.  Presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Society, Dallas TX, 1990.

Causey, A., Fleming, S., and Golden, A.  Gender Differences in Psychology Content Area Mastery Nationwide by Graduating Seniors.  Presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco CA, 1996.

Fleming, S., Causey, A., and Golden, A.  Female "flight" to postgraduate education.  Presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco CA, 1996.

Fleming, S., and Golden, A.  Gender Differences in Research Methods Across Disciplines.  Presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Society, Washington DC, 1997.

Markus, T., Mukina, S., and Golden, A.  Significant Psychology Score Increases from Pretest to Post-test Across the Major.  Presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Society, Washington DC, 1998.

Selected Bibliography

Cavazos, Alonzo.  Measuring BSW Student Learning in Field Instruction. Journal of Social Work Education, 1996, 32(3), 389-398.

Chaplin, W. F.  Review of Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT) for Psychology. In M. K. Smith, G. F. Draper, & J. L. Bradley (Eds.) Reviews and descriptions of assessment instruments: Major field assessments (pp. 269-271). University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Clearinghouse for Higher Education Assessment Instruments, (1994).

Cone, A.  Low Tech/High Touch Criterion-Based Learning.  Psychological Reports, 1988, 63, 203-207

 

Crain, R.  An examination of the construct and context validity of the Area Concentration Achievement Test. Unpublished Master's thesis. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, 1989.

 

Fleming, S. and Golden, A.  Higher education:  Some gaps for women close while others widen.  In Gender and race on the campus and in the school:  Beyond affirmative action.  Washington, DC:  American Association of University Women, 1997.

 

Golden, A.  An approach to "In-House" test development for major field assessment.  In K. McGuinness (Ed.), Legislative action & assessment:  Reason & reality (pp. 167-176).  Washington, DC:  American Association of State Colleges and Universities, (1986).  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 293 387).

 

Golden, A.   PACAT:  A national project in cooperative major field assessment.  In R. McCormick (Ed.), The 1990 Montclair assessment conference:  Strategies and prospects for the decade (pp. 80-83).  Upper Montclair, NJ:  Montclair State College, 1991.

 

Golden, A.  Project for Area Concentration Achievement Testing.  Washington, DC:  AASCU/ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project, (1989).  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 306 863).

 

Golden, A. and Squire, D.  The third alternative. Assessment Update, 1991, 3(2), 10-11.

 

Huffman, L., Adamopoulos, A., Murdock, M., Cole, A, and McDermid, R.  Strategies to Motivate Students for Program Assessment.  Educational Assessment, 2011, 16(2), 90-103.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10627197.2011.582771

 

Kidda, M., & Golden, A.  Using senior exit examinations to inform curriculum change in an academic department (Ed., Gender and Race on the Campus and in the School: Beyond Affirmative Action. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women, 1997.

 

Millett, C., Stickler, L., Payne, D., & Dwyer, C.  A Culture of Evidence: Critical Features of Assessments for Postsecondary Student Learning.  Princeton: Educational Testing Service, 2007. http://www.ets.org/Media/Resources_For/Higher_Education/pdf/4418_COEII.pdf

 

Mottarella, K., Fritzsche, B., & Parrish, T. Who Learns More? Achievement Scores Following Web-based Versus Classroom Instruction in Psychology Courses.  Psychology Learning & Teaching, 2004, 4(1), 51-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/plat.2004.4.1.51

 

Nichols, J., & Nichols, W. A Road Map for Improvement of Student Learning and Support Services Through Assessment. New York: Agathon Press, 2005.

 

Smith, M., Draper, G., & Bradley, J.  Assessment Instruments in the Major: humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Knoxville: Clearinghouse for higher education assessment instruments, 1993.

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