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Evaluation in the UPSTEP Program (University of Colorado).
Van Scotter, Richard D.; Smith, Mary Lee
Evaluation figures as an important component in the Undergraduate Pre-Service Teacher Education Program (UPSTEP) at the University of Colorado. Its role is as follows: a) to help surface new instructional ideas that are latent in the experiences of staff members and articulate these ideas into program goals, b) to help shape program objectives based on the needs of teacher education, c) to assess the effectiveness of various component and general program operations, and d) to facilitate program changes based on the assessment of operations. During the first year of the program, evaluation has been almost exclusively formative, that is, information has been gathered about the program while it is developing. However, evaluation demands an assessment of program outcomes, and to this end the processes and product of the program have been assessed. (The remainder of the paper is devoted to sections describing the process evaluation and product evaluation of UPSTEP.) (Related documents are SP 006 874, 006 875, and 006 867.) (JA)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Undergraduate Pre-Service Teacher Education Program.