Clarion University faculty members, Dr. Gustavo A. Barboza, associate professor of administrative science, and Dr. James G. Pesek, dean of the College of Business Administration, published an article, "Linking Course-Embedded Assessment Measures and Performance on the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test in Business," in Journal of Education for Business, 87:102-111, (January 2012).
Assessment of the business curriculum and its learning goals and objectives has become a major field of interest for business schools. The exploratory results of the authors' model using a sample of 173 students show robust support for the hypothesis that high marks in course-embedded assessment on business-specific analytical skills positively affect performance on overall business disciplinary competence proxy by results in the Major Field Test in Business examination, while controlling for SAT score, GPA, major and gender differences.
This particular result provides useful and relevant information to advance the assessment process in schools of business as a valuable tool to enhance the overall learning experience. The authors also found a marked difference across majors.
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