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ERIC Number: EJ847238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6099
Clarification of Assessment and Evaluation
Goldman, Gloria K.; Zakel, Lori E.
Assessment Update, v21 n3 p8-9 May-Jun 2009
Assessment practices at Sinclair Community College have evolved since the early 1980s to a highly sophisticated set of processes that begin with the collection, analysis, and documentation of general education and program outcomes data and result in course and program improvements. A continuing challenge has been the development of new full-time and adjunct faculty with little or no assessment experience so that they become full participants in these critical college processes. A persistent question from new faculty has been "What is the difference between assessment and evaluation?" The confusion is not easily resolved by referring new faculty to the literature, for there are still many different definitions of both terms. This article presents definitions and examples to clarify the college's distinctions between the terms. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio