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The Student Evaluation Standards: How to Improve Evaluations of Students

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Overview

The Joint Committee presents 28 certified standards for assessing evaluation practices in elementary and secondary classrooms. These standards are broken down into four essential attributes of sound evaluation.

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Editorial Reviews

Education Week

"Teachers make judgments about students every day, based on such formal and informal appraisals of their work as classroom observation, homework assignments, and teacher-made quizzes. Soon, they'll have the first set of professional standards to help guide them in making such decisions."

Library Bookwatch

" . . . is [a] recommended and seminal reference which competently and accessibly address the issues of Propriety Standards, Utility Standards, Feasibility Standards, and Accuracy Standards."

May 2003 Choice Magazine
"This book is rich with illustrative evaluation cases and analyses and is intended to aid all those who conduct or use student evaluations. Appropriate for teachers, parents, school board members, school administrators, and professors of teacher education, this volume is a must-read that will enrich reflective practice of evaluation of student learning at the elementary and secondary levels. "
May 2003 CHOICE
"This book is rich with illustrative evaluation cases and analyses and is intended to aid all those who conduct or use student evaluations. Appropriate for teachers, parents, school board members, school administrators, and professors of teacher education, this volume is a must-read that will enrich reflective practice of evaluation of student learning at the elementary and secondary levels."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761946632
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Arlen R. Gullickson, Ph.D., is professor emeritus at Western Michigan University. He served as The Evaluation Center director from 2002 to 2007 and as its Chief of Staff of from 1991-2002. Dr. Gullickson chaired the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation from 1998 to 2008 during which time the Committee developed The Student Evaluation Standards (2002), revised The Personnel Evaluation Standards, Second Edition (2007), and was engaged in revising The Program Evaluation Standards, Second Edition (1994) for the 3rd edition published in 2010. He has worked extensively in education as a secondary math and science teacher, professor of educational research and evaluation, and in the conduct of federally funded research and evaluation projects. In 2011 he stepped down from directing an NSF funded Advanced Technological Education evaluation resource center (EvaluATE) to become its co-director. He has received several major service awards including: the Western Michigan University’s Distinguished Service Award (2002), the American Evaluation Association’s Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice (2007), and the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation’s Jason Millman Scholar award (2oo8). Although his primary work emphasis for the past 20 years has focused on program evaluation, he maintains a strong interest in classroom evaluation practices. He has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and book materials. With Peter Airasian he authored the Teacher Self-Evaluation Tool Kit (1997) which presaged many of the ideas presented in this book.
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Table of Contents

Functional Table of Contents
The Joint Committee
Acknowledgments
Invitation to Users
Preface
Introduction
Applying the Standards
The Standards
1. Proprietary Standards
Service to Students
Appropriate Policies and Procedures
Access to Evaluation Information
Treatment of Students
Rights of Students
Balanced Evaluation
Conflict of Interest
2. Utility Standards
Constructive Orientation
Defined Users and Uses
Information Scope
Evaluator Qualifications
Explicit Values
Effective Reporting
Follow-Up
3. Feasibility Standards
Practical Orientation
Political Viability
Evaluation Support
4. Accuracy Standards
Validity Orientation
Defined Expectations for Students
Context Analysis
Documented Procedures
Defensible Information
Reliable Information
Bias Identification and Management
Handling Information and Quality Control
Analysis of Information
Justified Conclusions
Metaevaluation
Appendix: The Support Groups
Appendix: Checklist for Applying the Standards
Glossary
Index
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