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Tekkumru-Kisa, Miray; Preston, Courtney; Kisa, Zahid; Oz, Elif; Morgan, Jennifer – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2021
Recent instructional reforms in science education bring a new vision that aims to move science teaching away from a focus on discrete facts covered at a superficial level to a focus on a smaller number of disciplinary core ideas that can be explored in depth. The success of these reforms depends on the instructional quality in science classrooms.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Senter, Mary Scheuer; Ciabattari, Teresa; Amaya, Nicole V. – Teaching Sociology, 2021
Sociology faculty are accountable to multiple stakeholders to demonstrate that our academic programs are effective and that students are learning. Despite the ubiquity of mandated program review practices, which often include the assessment of student learning, research is lacking on the extent to which these efforts lead to improvements in…
Descriptors: Sociology, Departments, Universities, Department Heads
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Metsämuuronen, Jari – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2021
Although Goodman-Kruskal gamma (G) is used relatively rarely it has promising potential as a coefficient of association in educational settings. Characteristics of G are studied in three sub-studies related to educational measurement settings. G appears to be unexpectedly appealing as an estimator of association between an item and a score because…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Measurement, Item Analysis, Correlation
Florida Department of Education, 2021
This technical assistance paper provides policy and guidance to individuals with test administration responsibilities in adult education programs. The Florida assessment policies and guidelines presented in this technical assessment paper are appropriate for state and federal reporting. Therefore, guidance and procedures regarding the selection…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Adult Education, Educational Assessment, State Policy
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Masuku, Mfundo Mandla; Jili, Nokukhanya Noqiniselo; Sabela, Primrose Thandekile – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Traditionally, the key principle of assessment was based on the depth and intensity of the knowledge taught in class. In our modern state, the notion of assessment is more about learning and less about whether it is deep or surface learning. This could be attributed to challenges facing higher education, such as marketisation, massification,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Assessment, College Instruction, Evaluation Methods
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Yildirim, Hüseyin H. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2021
From a sociocognitive perspective, item parameters in a test represent regularities in examinees' item responses. These regularities are originated from shared experiences among individuals in interacting with their environment. Theories explaining the relationship between culture and cognition also acknowledge these shared experiences as the…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Test Items, Item Response Theory, Psychometrics
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Hoachlander, Gary – Learning Policy Institute, 2021
The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) conducted research in New Mexico to provide state leaders and stakeholders a research perspective on the challenges facing education and to identify evidence- based ways that state policy can address them. This report complements the main report, "Improving Education the New Mexico Way: An Evidence-Based…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Vocational Education, Secondary Education
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Wiens, Peter D.; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Cash, Anne Henry; Romo Escudero, Francisca – Journal of Teacher Education, 2021
Research about in-service teachers has shown that specific skills such as the skill to identify effective teaching interactions in others relates to the teachers' skill to engage in effective classroom interactions related to student learning. This study aimed to examine the relationship between these skills for 130 preservice teachers in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Assessment
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Wilkerson, Stephanie B.; Klute, Mary; Peery, Beth; Liu, Jing – Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2021
Teachers have access to more data than ever before, including summative (state-level), interim (benchmark-level), and formative (classroom-level) data. Yet research on how often and why teachers use each type of data is scarce. The Nebraska Department of Education partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Central to conduct a study of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Data Use, Teacher Attitudes
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Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2021
These are the appendixes for the report, "How Nebraska Teachers Use and Perceive Summative, Interim, and Formative Data." This document presents additional information about the study topic: teachers' data use. It begins with a description of the conceptual framework and supporting literature for the scales in the Teacher Data Use Survey…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Data Use, Teacher Attitudes
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Wilkerson, S. B.; Klute, M.; Peery, B.; Liu, J. – Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2021
Teachers have access to more data than ever before, including summative (state-level), interim (benchmarklevel), and formative (classroom-level) data. Yet research on how often and why teachers use each type of data is scarce. The Nebraska Department of Education partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Central to conduct a study of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Data Use, Teacher Attitudes
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Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2021
Teachers have access to more data than ever before, but comparative research on how often and why teachers use different types of data is scarce. The Nebraska Department of Education identifies summative (state-level), interim (benchmark-level), and formative (classroom-level) assessment data as key measures of student learning. The department…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Data Use, Teacher Attitudes
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Burkhauser, Susan; Mellor, Lynn; Garland, Marshall; Osman, David – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2021
Texas House Bill 3 established a college, career, and military readiness (CCMR) outcomes bonus, which provides extra funding to districts for each annual graduate demonstrating CCMR under the state accountability system. Some small district and rural district leaders expressed concern about the ability of their graduates to meet the career…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Alternative Assessment, Career Readiness, Small Schools
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Gross, Betheny; Opalka, Alice; Gundapaneni, Padma – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2021
As of December, a statistically representative sample of 477 school districts showed that 31 percent were operating fully in remote learning--a larger percentage than at any other point during the fall semester. This brief gives an update from our ongoing review of reopening plans from around the country. We found: (1) Districts take two steps…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Districts, School Closing
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Germeroth, Carrie; Joyce, Jeanette; Kelleman, Becky; Bopp, Lyn – Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2021
The Early Childhood Data Use Assessment Tool is designed to identify and improve data use skills among early childhood education (ECE) program staff so that they can better use data to inform, plan, monitor, and make decisions for instruction and program improvement. Data use is critical in quality ECE programs but can be intimidating for some ECE…
Descriptors: Data Use, Early Childhood Education, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment
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