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Useful Course and Program Evaluation Tool

Elaine Seymour (2000) developed the Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG) instrument as part of an NSF-funded consortium to enhance undergraduate chemistry education classes. The course/program evaluation instrument has expanded well beyond chemistry education since it was modified in 2007. SALG allows users to customize questions about their courses and programs to determine what helps students learn most effectively and learn about their students' self-perceived gains in a user-customizable instrument. SALG, available at no cost at, has been used by more than 20,000 users to assess courses in all academic areas. This instrument can provide an excellent resource for environmental educators as a framework for evaluating their courses and programs.

Seymour, E., Wiese, D., Hunter, A., & Daffinrud, S. M. (2000). Creating a better mousetrap: On-line student assessment of their learning gains. In National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (pp. 1-40). Amsterdam: Pergamon.

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