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Brandon, Paul R.; Young, Donald B.; Pottenger, Francis M.; Taum, Alice K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
Instruments for evaluating the implementation of inquiry science in K-12 classrooms are necessary if evaluators and researchers are to know the extent to which programs are implemented as intended and the extent to which inquiry science teaching accounts for student learning. For evaluators and researchers to be confident about the quality of…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Measures (Individuals)
O'Malley, Kimberly; McClarty, Katie; Magda, Tracey; Burling, Kelly – Pearson Education, Inc., 2011
The nation is showing an unprecedented focus on increasing the rigor in education and preparing students for college. The college readiness trend is driving changes in the ways in which the nation uses student test data. Educational data are no longer limited to static data snapshots showing the status of a student performance at one point in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, College Readiness
Humphrey, Neil – SAGE Publications Ltd (CA), 2013
This important new book provides the first in-depth, authoritative and balanced examination of the critical issues pervading Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). The book highlights strengths and flaws in SEL theory and research, and sets the agenda for the next generation of inquiry. The book investigates key topics such as: (1) definitions and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Theories, Definitions
Schoechle, Timothy, Ed. – Information Science Publishing, 2009
Recent trends have shown increasing privatization of standardization activities under various corporations, trade associations, and consortia, raising significant public policy issues about how the public interest may be represented. This book establishes a framework of analysis for public policy discussion and debate. Discussing topics such as…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Privatization, Interdisciplinary Approach, Information Technology
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Symonds, Jennifer E.; Gorard, Stephen – Evaluation & Research in Education, 2010
The classification by many scholars of numerical research processes as quantitative and other research techniques as qualitative has prompted the construction of a third category, that of "mixed methods", to describe studies that use elements from both processes. Such labels might be helpful in structuring our understanding of phenomena. But they…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Evaluation Methods, Research Design
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Feinberg, Mark E.; Gomez, Brendan J.; Puddy, Richard W.; Greenberg, Mark T. – Health Education & Behavior, 2008
Community coalitions (CCs) have labored with some difficulty to demonstrate empirical evidence of effectiveness in preventing a wide range of adolescent problem behaviors. Training and technical assistance (TA) have been identified as important elements in promoting improved functioning of CCs. A reliable, valid, and inexpensive method to assess…
Descriptors: Prevention, Construct Validity, Risk, Questionnaires
Powell, Ronald J.; And Others – 1991
This report documents efforts to develop instruments for data-gathering and to train field staff in the use of the instruments, as part of a feasibility study designed to validate a conceptual framework that describes the elements of California's special education prereferral and alternative assessment procedures for ethno-linguistically diverse…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – Educational Researcher, 2008
Value-added models help to evaluate the knowledge that school districts, schools, and teachers add to student learning as students progress through school. In this article, the well-known Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) is examined. The author presents a practical investigation of the methodological issues associated with the…
Descriptors: Validity, School Districts, Academic Achievement, Measurement Techniques
Levy, Mike; Stockwell, Glenn – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
This volume gives language teachers, software designers, and researchers who wish to use technology in second or foreign language education the information they need to absorb what has been achieved so far and to make sense of it. It is designed to enable the kind of critical reading of a substantial literature that leads to a balanced and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Technology
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Hodgson, Ann; Howieson, Cathy; Raffe, David; Spours, Ken; Tinklin, Teresa – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
In this article, we compare Curriculum 2000 and Higher Still, recent reforms of post-16 education in England and Scotland respectively. Current and earlier research on the unification of academic and vocational learning in England, Scotland and other European countries is drawn on in order to suggest areas for mutual learning to inform future…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Duckett, Willard R., Ed. – 1980
The wide variety of contexts in which good teaching takes place, a desirable circumstance from most points of view, creates problems, not the least of which is evaluation. Systematic observation is one measurement procedure that can provide some of the data essential to reliable observation. The fourteenth National Symposium for Professionals in…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
Ellett, Chad D.; Wang, Margaret C. – 1985
This paper reports the results from an investigation of a method for systematic development of a procedure for assessing the administrator and instructional leader roles in implementation of an innovative school program. The purpose of the study was to design and field-test a feasible and useful approach to examining the degree of…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education
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Edgert, Penny – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1994
It is proposed that a better understanding of campus climate may be a critical element in enhancing college and university diversity. Methodological issues associated with this form of institutional research are examined, and studies undertaken at Stanford University (California), the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of…
Descriptors: College Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Environment
Dilling, H. J. – 1986
This paper describes an evaluation model developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and illustrates how it was adapted to meet local and provincial needs of the Scarborough School System for accountability data and direction for change. The basic Cooperative Evaluation and Development of School Systems (CEDSS) model includes five stages of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Boards of Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Assessment
Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN. – 1977
A 10-minute videotape program that reviews library skills was evaluated with 8 fifth and sixth grade classes in the St. Louis area to determine both the effectiveness of the program itself and the method of formative program evaluation. The program used videotaped slides to present program ideas. Questions focused on whether students who viewed…
Descriptors: Educational Television, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Intermediate Grades
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