The AACSB Assurance of Learning process: An assessment of current practices within the perspective of the unified view of validity

Article de revue


État de publication: Publiée (2015 )

Nom de la revue: International Journal of Management Education

Volume: 13

Numéro: 1

Intervalle de pages: 1–10


Résumé: The aim of this paper is to propose a framework for quality assurance of assessment practices in business schools within the Assurance of Learning (AoL) process. This framework is based on the unified view of validity (Messick, 1989), which encompasses six aspects: content, substantive, structural, generalizability, external and consequential. Parallels are made between these aspects and each of the AoL steps, while inventorying previous studies conducted in the field of business education on this matter. Moreover, this paper sheds some light on the main points to consider and the pitfalls to avoid when implementing the AoL process. The discussion related to each aspect raises the necessity to perform particular studies in order to ensure the quality of assessment practices within the AoL process.

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