Measuring College Learning in History: Continuing the Conversation

On March 13-14, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in History panel, a group of ten historians from across the country, gathered to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment in undergraduate history education. In addition to discussing the essential skills, concepts, and habits of mind that history students should develop in college, the group engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about the future of assessment in history. To aide in this brainstorming process, the historians were joined by representatives from the Educational Testing Service, the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, and the Stanford History Education Group. The meeting also served as a workshop for the Measuring College Learning in History white paper, which will be published in early 2016.