Search results for: Educational evaluation
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How Can Schools of Education Help to Build Educators’ Capacity to Use Data? A Systemic View of the Issue
The objective of this article is to understand what schools of education are doing to prepare teachers to use data in their practice. The study examined the extent to which schools of education teach stand-alone courses on data-driven decision making or integrate data use concepts into existing courses. It also examined state licensure and certification requirements to determine if and how data use is included in documentation. The analyses yield several key findings. First, schools of education report that they are teaching stand-alone courses on data-driven decision making. The syllabus analyses provide a deeper examination into what actually is being taught in a subset of the courses. The licensure analyses provide a perspective on how education may view data literacy.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2017
This paper provides the details of the systemic change occurring over a five-year period through a comprehensive evaluation model. The results of the comprehensive evaluation plan indicate, over time, increases in the implementation of building-level supports, rated performance of co-teaching partnerships and grades for students with disabilities in co-taught classrooms. The evolution of the model extended to include web resources, interactive webinars, onsite coaching and specific evaluation feedback and recommendations to individual schools and teachers.
Updated: Sep. 04, 2016
The purpose of this case study was to investigate the impact of using an electronic assessment systems (EAS) beyond meeting minimal teacher education program compliance obligations. The findings reveal that many of the challenges the authors have encountered while implementing this yearly evaluation cycle fall into three categories: data, analysis, and ownership. Based on their experiences, the authors suggest a framework for the systematic, continuous review of assessment data, a Yearly Program Evaluation Cycle. They argue that having a systematic assessment model helps build agreement among faculty and administration regarding assessment planning, analyzing results, and, then later, implementing the changes based on this analysis.
Updated: May. 11, 2015
The purpose of this article is to analyse the assumptions regarding how the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is to achieve its intended effects, that is, to reconstruct PISA’s programme theory (PT) and to probe the validity of its underlying assumptions. The article demonstrates that PISA’s PT has low internal validity. PISA results to react to and reflect on their own practice, compare themselves with others, and then act accordingly to improve education systems and school practice, though no activities or resources are allocated to change school practice.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2014
The authors propose that educative assessment materials that highlight students’ science writing can provide a framework to help teachers evaluate the growth of their students’ science understanding. The authors identified three educative features of this assessment that seemed both valuable to teachers and worthy of further study. The authors noted two main ways that teachers began to make instructional decisions based on considering their students’ responses on the educative assessments. The authors' experiences developing and implementing these two aspects of the LISELL project have implications for theory, research, and practice in how to support teachers’ and students’ engagement with language-rich science inquiry.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2014
The purpose of this study was to help pre-service teachers develop basic knowledge and skill for partnering with families on assessment-related issues. The participants were teacher educators participated in an assessment class. The participants were assigned to experimental group and control group. Results indicated that participants in the experimental group gained more knowledge about parental engagement and communicating with parents than the control group.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2013
In this article, the author presents reflections and guidance concerning assessment literacy in teacher education. The author argues that assessment literacy consists of an individual’s understandings of the fundamental assessment concepts and procedures deemed likely to influence educational decisions. The author claims that accountability assessments have become the determiners of educator quality. Furthermore, the author argues that prospective teachers should understand educational assessment because of the potential of such testing to serve as a catalyst for improved instruction.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2013
The authors discuss the dynamic interaction between global policy and knowledge flows in Hungary and Romania. The authors paid special attention to the appropriation of post-bureaucratic regulation tools and the structural changes enhanced by the knowledge transmitted by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey. The authors conclude that the international comparative framework of PISA offers an opportunity to elaborate a differentiated perspective on post-socialist education systems and governance strategies.
Updated: May. 29, 2013
The author argues that apart from increased visibility, what the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has brought to education systems in Europe is interdependence. This is because one of the effects of comparison is that it creates representations of educational realities. Furthermore, comparison takes those previously separate and disparate pieces and brings them together into a whole, into one single entity – in the case of PISA, the league table, the report, the speech and so on.
Updated: May. 29, 2013
By using elements from cultural studies of cartography as well as sociology and the philosophy of science, this article claims that the analogy of cartography and evaluation can open novel vistas for contemplating the relationship between the world of education and its scientific representation. The analysis shows how evaluation as the mapping of the reality of education brings distant objects near, onto a homogeneous, stable plane.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013