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ERIC Number: EJ851546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
A Collaborative Approach to Assessment: The Assessment and Improvement Management System (AIMS)
Payne, Maggie; Miller, Mimi
Issues in Teacher Education, v18 n1 p149-160 Spr 2009
Today, the term "quality" cannot be used without evidence--evidence of learning for teacher candidates, and evidence that these teachers impact their young learners. In response to this call for evidence, teacher education programs are currently developing assessment systems that emphasize the analysis of data to make educational decisions about students, to give feedback to students, to judge instructional effectiveness and curricular adequacy, and to inform policy (Linn & Miller, 2005). This article presents the assessment system that one school of teacher education developed as faculty prepared for state and national accreditation. The discussion provides a window into a culture of evidence by examining how this assessment system was created to collect, analyze, and use evidence for program improvement and how a faculty culture began to develop around the use of this system. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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