Search results for: Evaluation
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This essay describes the approach the U.S. Department of Education has taken in its Increasing Educational Productivity project. The authors argue that the department’s actual practice in this instance has fallen short of the rhetorical embrace of evidence-based decision making.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2013
The author asks What do we consider ‘useful’ as research on education – as researchers? This is asking for a self-evaluation by educational research(ers).
Updated: Apr. 25, 2013
This paper is an empirically based discussion of the relationship between multiple understandings of democracy and multiple practices of evaluation. The article presents certain results of three ethnographic research projects among school leaders in Norwegian secondary education. Using a critical ethnographic research methodology in order to build agency, the article focuses on dilemmas and paradoxes of evaluation in an era of market-driven accountability.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012
Measuring Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Preservice Teacher Education: A Review of Current Methods and Instruments
This review of literature examines the methods and instruments designed to assess the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) of preservice teachers. The author concludes that through research which employs multiple methods for assessing TPACK, it will be possible to begin to differentiate between models of introducing technology integration in teacher preparation programs.
Updated: Oct. 24, 2012
Prediction Assessments: Using Video-Based Predictions to Assess Prospective Teachers’ Knowledge of Students’ Mathematical Thinking
In this article, the authors have designed a new assessment instrument in order to evaluate the effectiveness of an experimental elementary mathematics field experience course. The findings suggest that prediction assessments effectively evaluate the pedagogical content knowledge that authors are seeking to foster among the prospective teachers.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2012
The purpose of this article is to address the issue of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) evaluation in education. The paper focuses on what are often called ‘level’ models for evaluating development and training. These models draw on an evaluation tradition which posits that programme design and implementation involve a series of inter-related components and the role of evaluation is to assess one or more of these components and the inter-relationships between them.
Updated: Apr. 18, 2012
What Forty Years of Research Says About the Impact of Technology on Learning: A Second-Order Meta-Analysis and Validation Study
The current research study employs a second-order meta-analysis procedure to summarize 40 years of research activity addressing the question, does computer technology use affect student achievement in formal face-to-face classrooms as compared to classrooms that do not use technology? A study-level meta-analytic validation was also conducted for purposes of comparison.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2012
Improving Preservice Teacher Preparation Through the Teacher Work Sample: Exploring Assessment and Analysis of Student Learning
This study describes how pre-service teachers performed on a Teacher Work Sample, a high-stakes instrument completed during student teaching. The study reviewed other available teacher preparation program data as possible confirmation that preservice teachers find the skills associated with assessment challenging to master. This study reveals that the lack of focus on assessment and analysis leads to preservice teachers having lesser concern about these skills. The review of preservice teacher performance on TWS indicators suggests a lack of consensus on how to teach preservice teachers to achieve the skills, particularly in the Assessment Plan and Analysis for Student Learning.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2011
In this paper, the authors explored the perceptions and beliefs about evolution of educators who had completed a science and mathematics education master’s degree. The quantitative and qualitative data indicate some participants did not feel prepared or responsible for teaching evolution content.
Updated: May. 19, 2011
Promoting Student Teachers' Lesson Analysis and Observation Skills by Using Gagn's Model of an Instructional Unit
The current article presents a study of an experimental training methodology for promoting lesson analysis skills in student teachers. This methodology is based on the idea that the quality of lesson analysis skills depends mainly on teachers' perception of relevant instructional events and on their understanding of these events. The experimental intervention consists of student teachers' participation in sessions on guided analysis of videotaped lessons and writing lesson analysis reports. Gagn's model of an instructional unit is used as a theoretical framework for defining a lesson and identifying its critical events.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2010