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Liu, Shuangshuang; Bell, Courtney A.; Jones, Nathan D.; McCaffrey, Daniel F. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Researchers and practitioners sometimes presume that using a previously "validated" instrument will produce "valid" scores; however, contemporary views of validity suggest that there are many reasons this assumption can be faulty. In order to demonstrate just some of the problems with this view, and to support comparisons of…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Evaluation, Test Validity, Scores
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Zhou, Xingguo; Kallo, Johanna; Rinne, Risto; Suominen, Olli – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
This article examines the reforms of basic education inspection in China since 1977, which is accomplished by drawing from a historical institutionalism approach. The empirical analysis is based on policy documents and laws and is supplemented with interview materials. Throughout this work, we have identified three distinct periods: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Educational History, Educational Change
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Ackerman, Matthew; Egalite, Anna J. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
There is no consensus among researchers on charter school effectiveness in the USA, in part because of discrepancies in the research methods employed across various studies. Causal impact estimates from experimental studies demonstrate large positive impacts, but concerns about the generalizability of these results have prompted the development of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Educational Research
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Goldstein, Jessica; Flake, Jessica Kay – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2016
American early childhood education is in the midst of drastic change. In recent years, states have begun the process of overhauling early childhood education systems in response to federal grant competitions, bringing an increased focus on assessment and accountability for early learning programs. The assessment of young children is fraught with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Educational Research, Models
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Chouinard, Jill Anne; Cousins, J. Bradley – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2015
In this paper, we focus on participatory evaluation in the context of international development and specifically on the emerging empirical knowledge base. In a prior review and critique of research on participatory evaluation (Cousins and Chouinard 2012), we examined 121 studies, with only 21 (17%) situated in development contexts. However, the…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, International Programs
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HardrĂ©, Patricia L.; Hackett, Shannon – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2015
This manuscript chronicles the process and products of a redesign for evaluation of the graduate college experience (GCE) which was initiated by a university graduate college, based on its observed need to reconsider and update its measures and methods for assessing graduate students' experiences. We examined the existing instrumentation and…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Graduate Students, Student Experience, Evaluation Methods
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Timmermans, A. C.; de Wolf, I. F.; Bosker, R. J.; Doolaard, S. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2015
A recent development in educational accountability is a risk-based approach, in which intensity and frequency of school inspections vary across schools to make educational accountability more efficient and effective by enabling inspectorates to focus on organizations at risk. Characteristics relevant in predicting which schools are "at risk…
Descriptors: Accountability, Inspection, Underachievement, Achievement Gains
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Edge, Karen; Marphatia, Akanksha A. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2015
This paper details our collaborative work on the Improving Learning Outcomes in Primary Schools (ILOPS) project in Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Senegal. ILOPS set out to establish an innovative template for multi-stakeholder, multinational participatory evaluation (PE) and examine the fundamental roles, relationships and evidence that underpin the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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Simms, Michele; George, Beena – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2014
Assessment is a key process in assuring quality education but how is it linked to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)? How can we join teaching and learning to the assessment process rather than view it as a stand-alone component in course and/or program development? This paper explores the relationship between assessment and the SoTL…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Systems Approach, Instruction
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Hallinger, Philip; Heck, Ronald H.; Murphy, Joseph – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2014
In recent years, substantial investments have been made in reengineering systems of teacher evaluation. The new generation models of teacher evaluation typically adopt a standards-based view of teaching quality and include a value-added measure of growth in student learning. With more than a decade of experience and research, it is timely to…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Evidence, Reliability
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Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Erickson, Gudrun – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2013
In the Swedish educational system, teachers have the dual responsibility of assigning final grades and marking their own students' national tests. The Government has mandated the Swedish Schools Inspectorate to remark samples of the national tests to see if teacher marking can be trusted. Reports from this project have concluded that intermarker…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Student Evaluation, Inferences, Trust (Psychology)
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Jansen, Ellen; Andre, Stefanie; Suhre, Cor – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2013
The readiness and expectations questionnaire (REQ) assesses first-year students' expectations and preparedness for their first year in university. This measurement instrument is useful for educational policy and curriculum development; it can also be used to predict the outcomes of the first year of college. This instrument was initially developed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Readiness, Expectation, Questionnaires
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Mason, Richard W.; Schroeder, Mark P. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2012
Letters of reference are commonly used in acquiring a job in education. Despite serious issues of validity and reliability in writing and evaluating letters, there is a dearth of research that systematically examines the evaluation process and defines the constructs that define high quality letters. The current study used NVivo to examine 160…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Letters (Correspondence), Validity, Reliability
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Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Osborn Popp, Sharon E. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2012
Teacher educators piloted the use of the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP), a peer observation instrument associated with increases in learning in science and mathematics teacher education courses. Faculty participants received a series of trainings in RTOP use and rated each other's teaching during multiple peer observations. The…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Observation, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators
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McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2012
This paper attempts to provide an overview of the key assumptions underpinning the "Whole School Evaluation" (WSE) inspection policy developed in Ireland since 2003. Beginning with a documentary analysis the paper argues that the capacity to generate useful self evaluative data in schools was seen as being at the heart of the model of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Focus Groups, Inspection
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