The call for higher standards and tougher testing are louder than
ever, and Robertstown University answers that call!
We believe that students at all levels should be doing more than
studying for tests, and that educators should be doing more than teaching
Robertstown University offers Certificate, Associate,
Bachelor, and Master and Doctorate degrees in a wide range of fields, including
business, technology, arts and sciences.
We believe that the portfolio assessment process allows students
to take a more diversified and active role in the learning process, and provides
an opportunity for a wider variety of learning while maintaining high standards.
Portfolio assessment represents a profound shift in attitudes
about the role of evaluation in education. Educators who use this strategy have
shifted their emphasis away from comparisons of achievement (grades, percentile
rankings, test scores) and toward recognition of whole learning, measurement of
prior learning and improving student achievement through evaluative feedback and
Robertstown University’s portfolio assessment program is
extremely effective, combining measurement of existing knowledge, recommendation
of supplemental instruction, and testing.
Experience gain through careers and independent study can be
converted into college credits to apply toward your degree!
Apply for a
FREE ASSESSMENT of your
knowledge gained through:
Full or part-time careers
Reading and research
Hobbies, Cultural and Artistic pursuits
pastimes and Sports
evaluates and awards academic credits for prior
experiential learning based on guidelines recommended by
the American Council on Education (ACE), New York Board of
Regents Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction (PONSI),
Council for Advancement of Experiential Learning (CAEL),
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education (DANTE),
American College Testing (ACT), Graduate Record
and all recognized credit sources.
involves setting a criteria and standard for the qualification of acceptance of
prior learning for conversion to college credit to be applied toward the
completion of a degree program. Furthermore, assessment is the process of
gathering and analyzing and measuring the information evidencing the applicant’s
knowledge levels as compared to those expected of a college graduate.
University assessment starts with the review of the applicant’s prior learning
experience, as a fundamental piece of the pedagogical philosophy of the
Institute. We work with our applicants in identifying life experiences and prior
learning experiences that constitute evidence of accomplishments and performance
directly relevant to the requirements of our different programs. As an
outcome-based model, we focus our attention on the evidence presented by the
applicant in order to grant credit units for prior learning.
As a way to
ensure assessment quality, our assessment practice involves, among other
features, the following:
Reliance on faculty to determine the mission, goals, objective and
Guidelines in the collection of data and measurement for assessment
Immediate feedback to the University applicants regarding the
results of the assessment
Make recommendations for alternative methods to meet qualifying
requirements in those areas where their prior learning did not meet the
criteria for conversion to credits within our programs such as the completion
of assignments, courses, research, etc.
This is a widely
used description of levels of educational objectives. Consider these areas to
define (faculty) and/or interpret (students) the requirements for each of the
courses of the programs at the University: