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Scheirer, Mary Ann; Mark, Melvin M.; Brooks, Ariana; Grob, George F.; Chapel, Thomas J.; Geisz, Mary; McKaughan, Molly; Leviton, Laura – American Journal of Evaluation, 2012
Linking evaluation methods to the several phases of a program's life cycle can provide evaluation planners and funders with guidance about what types of evaluation are most appropriate over the trajectory of social and educational programs and other interventions. If methods are matched to the needs of program phases, evaluation can and should…
Descriptors: Evidence, Evaluation Methods, Program Development, Life Cycle Costing
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Deepwell, Frances – Educational Technology & Society, 2007
In relation to quality, evaluation is often used synonymously with quality assurance and monitoring processes (Ehlers et al, 2004). However, evaluation has other purposes, such as for development and knowledge (Chelimsky & Shadish, 1997). In this paper, I present a view of evaluation as an instrument of quality enhancement rather than quality…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Electronic Learning, Organizational Change, Surveys
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Eddington, Noela; Eddington, Ian – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2011
The article focuses on how the present vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia might be modified to better accommodate possible VET futures change. It begins with the premise that VET's role is to contribute to skills acquisition through "formal" education and training. The authors propose a simple VET futures role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Griffin, Liz – School Administrator, 2013
This article presents a conversation with Charlotte Danielson. Danielson is an expert on good teaching, having analyzed the performance of what distinguished, proficient and underperforming teachers do (or don't do). Her detailed rubrics on teaching reveal the benefits to teachers, students and administrators when a common standard of practice is…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teachers
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Town, J. Stephen – Library Quarterly, 2011
Libraries are under pressure to prove their worth and may not have achieved this fully successfully. There is a resultant growing requirement for value and impact measurement in academic and research libraries. This essay reviews the natural history of library performance measurement and suggests that proof of worth will be measured by the…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Measurement, Academic Libraries, Values
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Kazemi, Elham – Democracy & Education, 2018
In this response to Kalenic-Craig's (2017) article, "The Rights of the Learner: A Framework For Promoting Equity through Dynamic Formative Assessment," I consider what implications the RotL framework has for the work that teachers and students must do in learning environments where these rights flourish. The RoTL emphasizes student…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Mathematics Education, Formative Evaluation, Equal Education
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2014
This webinar explored how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) provide an instructional framework to support professional growth and inform teacher evaluation systems for science instruction. This Q&A addressed the questions participants had for Dr. Wilson and Jody Bintz following the webinar. The webinar recording and PowerPoint…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Standards, Science Instruction
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Duncan, Ravit Golan; Chinn, Clark A.; Barzilai, Sarit – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
Practices of generating, analyzing, and using evidence play a central role in the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS. However, the construct of evidence remains largely underspecified in these documents, providing insufficient guidance on how to engage students with the broad and complex nature of evidentiary reasoning. This creates…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evidence Based Practice, Standards
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Chinyowa, Kennedy C. – Research in Drama Education, 2011
Most of the applied drama and theatre projects being carried out in African contexts tend to be one-off events with limited follow-up in terms of building the capacity of target communities and organising them for action. Besides bringing people together for workshops, performances and post-performance discussions, such projects simply pass by…
Descriptors: Donors, Nongovernmental Organizations, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness
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Kronick, Robert F.; Lester, Jessica Nina; Luter, D. Gavin – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
When this issue of "Peabody Journal of Education" was originally conceived, the authors of this article had several questions: What are universities doing to assist urban schools to meet their potential? How are universities leveraging human resources in service to schools, particularly as many such schools undergo restructuring? Do…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Schools, Educational Change, Community Involvement
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Brand, Anthony – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
This article provides a narrative and commentary on the developments, over the last 20 years, of professional standards for lecturers in the lifelong learning and higher education sectors in the UK. The article examines these developments and seeks to demonstrate that a number of tensions and issues arise from the current structures and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Faculty Development, Continuing Education
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Wilson-Lopez, Amy; Minichiello, Angela – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2017
People who practice engineering can make a difference through designing products, procedures, and systems that improve people's quality of life. Literacy, including the interpretation, evaluation, critique, and production of texts and representations, is important throughout the engineering design process. In this commentary, the authors outline…
Descriptors: Literacy, Engineering, Design, Academic Standards
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Sowcik, Matthew – Journal of Leadership Education, 2012
The International Leadership Association's "Guiding Questions: Guidelines for Leadership Education Programs" (Ritch & Mengel, 2009) provides a framework to attend to leadership program development, redesign, evaluation, organized program review, questions concerning academic legitimacy and developing common program benchmarks. This article…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Leadership Training, College Programs, Context Effect
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Perkins, Aminah; Engelhard, George, Jr. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2011
Coburn and Turner (this issue) present an intriguing framework for understanding how data has come to be used in the current high accountability environments in education. In this framework, they connect various processes of data use within organizational and political contexts. Data use is presented using an ecological perspective that deepens…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Quality, Evaluation Utilization, Research Utilization
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Thomas, Veronica G. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2010
Over the past two decades, there has been tension underscoring the nature, role, and importance of theory in the evaluation field. Some notable evaluation scholars contend that there is little need for evaluation theory and that good evaluative practice can occur with little or no regard to evaluation theory. Yet, others maintain that evaluation…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
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