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Shephard, Kerry; Brown, Kim; Guiney, Tess; Deaker, Lynley – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This article examines the nature of, and need for, evaluation of community-engaged university teaching and research. The research was conducted as part of a larger project aimed at improving institutional understanding of how to best support community-engaged university people. We interviewed 25 community-engaged colleagues, and used a general…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Interviews, Institutional Characteristics, School Community Relationship
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Tolgfors, Björn – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Assessment "for" learning (AfL) is now marketed across the Western world as a key to an improved goal attainment in most school subjects. The concept has also attracted increased interest in the international research field of physical education (PE) in recent years. According to (Chan, K., P. J. Hay, and R. Tinning. 2011.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Formative Evaluation, Educational Theories, Instructional Effectiveness
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Teacher evaluations can be used by states and districts to support and develop an exceptional workforce. Accurate evaluations based on quality data can help differentiate teacher performance, inform feedback, improve professional development, provide opportunities for pay increases and advancement, and provide rationale for teacher dismissals. Yet…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Problems, Educational Trends
Yetkin, Ramazan – Online Submission, 2018
Assessment plays crucial roles in educational process, and assessment results are seen as one of the best predictors of success or failure of the teaching-learning process. However, teachers' or teacher candidates' conceptions of conducting assessment have been mostly overlooked so far. To this end, the present study seeks to reveal the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
Anderson, Kate; Muskin, Joshua – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
Between 2012 and 2016, the Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF) laid out an ambitious agenda for nations and the international community on how to define and measure learning in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report describes the process undertaken by a group of 15 "Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Learning Experience, Measurement Techniques
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Lau, Ken – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Self-directed learning, despite its growing popularity in education, has challenged conventional assessment practice which often foregrounds the presentation of identical conditions to ensure reliability. This article discusses the results of a case study of university academic English teachers' perceptions and reported practices of assessing…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Educational Practices
Roscoe, Douglas D. – Liberal Education, 2017
The assessment movement that has emerged on American college campuses over the last twenty years emphasizes the need to carefully articulate the particular outcomes colleges seek for students, and it demands that faculty and administrators provide evidence of their students' success with respect to these outcomes. It also requires that this…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Change
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Coben, Diana; Alkema, Anne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In this article, we make the case for the development of a numeracy practices measure in the light of a review of relevant research and extant measures. We argue that a numeracy practices measure would acknowledge and validate adult learners' practice gains and inform teaching geared to their circumstances, needs and interests.
Descriptors: Numeracy, Measurement Objectives, Adult Learning, Mathematics Achievement
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Eddy, Pamela L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Funded grant projects all involve some form of evaluation, and Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grants are no exception. Program evaluation serves as a critical component not only for evaluating if a project has met its intended and desired outcomes, but the evaluation process is also a central feature of the grant application itself.…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Technology Education, Grants, Federal Programs
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Olivieri, María Elena; Markle, Ross – ETS Research Report Series, 2017
From 2006 to 2008, Educational Testing Service (ETS) produced a series of reports titled "A Culture of Evidence," designed to capture a changing climate in higher education assessment. A decade later, colleges and universities face a new set of challenges resulting from societal, technological, and other influences, leading to a need to…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Thinking Skills
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Winter, Jennie; Turner, Rebecca; Spowart, Lucy; Muneer, Reema; Kneale, Pauline – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The professionalisation of teaching is of increasing importance in UK higher education due to converging processes including the proliferation of managerialism, increasing quality agendas and changes to student fee structures. These have brought into sharp relief the need for greater understanding of how quality teaching evolves in university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Reflection, Evidence Based Practice, Academic Achievement
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Schwandt, Thomas A. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Current discussion of the professionalization of the practice of evaluation is focused on matters of competencies and credentialing and largely overlooks several significant issues. These include conflating professionalizing the practice with promoting the value of evaluation as a social good, assuming there is widespread agreement on what the…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Professional Identity, Ethics, Fidelity
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Gholami, Reza; Noordin, Nooreen; Rafik-Galea, Shameem – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
It is thoroughly agreed that English language textbooks stand amongst the foremost components in any language classrooms worldwide, being referred to as valid, beneficial and labor-saving tools to fulfill an extensive range of needs. An ELT textbook is not merely a set of sheets of paper fastened together to hinge at one side, but is the beating…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Inquiry, Textbook Selection, English (Second Language)
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Wheadon, Jacob; Wright, Geoff A.; West, Richard E.; Skaggs, Paul – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
This study discusses the need, development, and validation of the Innovation Test Instrument (ITI). This article outlines how the researchers identified the content domain of the assessment and created test items. Then, it describes initial validation testing of the instrument. The findings suggest that the ITI is a good first step in creating an…
Descriptors: Innovation, Program Validation, Evaluation Needs, Test Construction
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Thomas, Jonathan E.; Graham, Charles R. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
This literature review explores current post-secondary practices for evaluating online instructors. As enrollment of students in online courses has steadily increased over the last few decades, instructor evaluation has lagged behind. Through a thematic analysis of existing literature, this review seeks to answer these questions: (1) How are…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Practices, Literature Reviews, Online Courses
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