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Denicoló, Glenda – Physics Teacher, 2019
Learning assessment at two-year colleges is growing, but not much has been published about it yet. In general, our smaller classrooms, diverse student population, high proportion of adjunct faculty, and academic freedom in teaching methods and tools set the stage for a different approach to assessment than at four-year institutions. This is the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Zendler, Andreas – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
"cpm.4.CSE/IRT" ("c"ompact "p"rocess "m"odel for "C"ompetence "S"cience "E"ducation based on "IRT" models) is a process model for competence measurement based on IRT models. It allows the efficient development of measuring instruments for computer science education.…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Literacy, Competence, Evaluation Methods
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Jackson, Scott C.; Skaf, Dorothy – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
EXCEL spreadsheet algorithms were developed at Villanova University to efficiently and consistently retrieve information from ASPEN® flowsheets and used for grading work in senior design. The challenge is to take a large volume of data that is in the stream and unit operations reports and quickly and consistently calculate a list of key grading…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Spreadsheets, Grading
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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
Michael Shaughnessy, shares a conversation with Helen Dudeney, a private consultant who has been actively involved in working with gifted children since 1988. She was originally, trained and worked as an accountant and was very involved with working with children through volunteering for many years as a leader in the Scout Association. She started…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Consultants
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Buelin, Jennifer; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C.; Kelly, Daniel P.; DeLuca, V. William – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Assessments are generally categorized as being either formative or summative. Summative assessment takes place periodically through the school term as well as at the end and typically takes the form of formal tests and high-stakes quizzes. Summative assessment tends to be used for purposes of assigning grades and for evaluating the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Educational Benefits
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Lindstrom, Jennifer H. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
There is often confusion about the terms used to label or describe a reading problem. Clinicians and researchers use different terminology than the schools. For example, medical professionals, psychologists, and other practitioners outside of the school often use the term "dyslexia," "reading disorder," and "specific…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Compliance (Legal), Eligibility
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Bell, Courtney A.; Dobbelaer, Marjoleine J.; Klette, Kirsti; Visscher, Adrie – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Observation systems are increasingly used around the world for a variety of purposes; 2 critical purposes are to understand and to improve teaching. As observation systems differ considerably, individuals must decide what observation system to use. But the field does not have a common specification of an observation system, nor does it have…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Systems Approach
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Hanesworth, Pauline; Bracken, Seán; Elkington, Sam – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper aims to provide a tentative roadmap for ensuring that higher education policy makers and practitioners are apprised of what might be done to advance a concept of socially just assessment praxis. It extends current thinking around the notion of social justice approaches to assessment by further developing the conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Culturally Relevant Education, Access to Education, Teaching Methods
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Noell, George H.; Burns, Jeanne M.; Gansle, Kristin A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Systemic efforts to strengthen teacher preparation in Louisiana led to the first statewide value-added assessment (VAA) of teacher preparation programs (TPPs). Subsequently, a number of states have adopted VAA of TPPs. The authors describe challenges that were confronted around the deployment of Louisiana's VAA of TPPs. The discussion is organized…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education Programs, Program Improvement
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Howard, Julie; Dorgo, Sandor; Salvatore, Anthony; Boyle, Jason B. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Concussions continue to be an injury that is confusing for healthcare professionals, athletes and parents alike. This confusion stems from the fact that not every concussion presents or resolves in the same way. What is known, however, is that coaches must have appropriate screening and identifying practices in place for every athlete at every…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Head Injuries
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Crawford, Lindy; Quebec Fuentes, Sarah; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Higgins, Kristina N. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Meaningful inclusion of quantitative reasoning into mathematics instruction requires meaningful ways to evaluate it. Few formative assessments exist to evaluate the strategies students use when reasoning mathematically. The Framework for Evaluating Quantitative Reasoning Strategies presented in this article provides teachers with categories for…
Descriptors: Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Student Evaluation
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Uncapher, Melina R. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2019
Since the advent of computers, scientists who study how people learn have been utilizing technology to uncover the cognitive and neural mechanisms of learning. Recent technological advances have allowed learning scientists to move their research out of the lab and into the wild, to investigate how students learn in real-world environments.…
Descriptors: Learning, Evaluation Methods, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Cukurova, Mutlu; Luckin, Rosemary; Clark-Wilson, Alison – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
EDUCATE is a London-based programme that supports the development of research-informed educational technology (EdTech), allowing entrepreneurs and start-ups to create their products and services, and simultaneously grow their companies in a more evidence-informed manner. The programme partners businesses with researchers who mentor, guide and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Entrepreneurship, Technology Uses in Education
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Fisher, Kevin M.; Ferkel, Rick C. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
Although physical educators may differ on teaching philosophy, individual style or specific drills chosen for instruction, each practitioner should strive to utilize evidence-based practices that have been tested in research whenever possible to facilitate student learning. One area that is important for practitioners to consider is that of motor…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
European University Association, 2019
The evaluation of learning and teaching is one central activity through which universities monitor the fitness-for-purpose of their education provision. This paper represents the outcomes of the work carried out by the European University Association (EUA) Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on "Evaluation of learning and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation
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