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Evaluation In Action

Author : Jody Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9781412949743
Genre : Education
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Designed to take readers behind the scenes of real evaluations and introduce them to the issues faced and decisions made by notable evaluators in the field, this book builds on ′Exemplars′, a popular section in the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE), in which a well-known evaluator is interviewed about an evaluation he or she has conducted. Through a dialogue between the evaluator and the interviewer, the reader learns about the problems the evaluator faced in conducting the evaluation and the choices and compromises they made.
Category: Education

Strategic Environmental Assessment In Action

Author : Riki Therivel
ISBN : 9781849772655
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 24.4 MB
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This practical guide on how to carry out strategic environmental assessment (SEA) presents a coherent 'how to do it' approach for the practitioner. It is the first publication to take account of the requirements of the European Union Directive 2001/42/EC - known as the 'SEA Directive' - and the UNECE Protocol on SEA. Part I provides an overview of the aims, principles, advantages and problems of SEA as well as looking at the SEA Directive and its requirements. Part II examines the SEA process in considerable detail including setting the context, describing the baseline, identifying alternatives, predicting and evaluating impacts and using the SEA information in monitoring and decision-making. Part III is devoted to assuring SEA quality with a discussion of resources and capacity building. Employing real-life case studies, each chapter presents a range of techniques and discusses what the final product should look like. Appendices provide a wealth of additional information including text of the SEA Directive and the UNECE Protocol on SEA, and a 'toolkit' of SEA techniques. The approach and techniques in Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action are useful for anyone carrying out SEA at any level from policy to programme, international to local, but particularly for practitioners responsible for implementing the SEA Directive.
Category: Architecture

Evaluation In Action

Author : Gillian Squirrell
ISBN : 1905541767
Genre : Social Science
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Evaluation is a powerful tool. It can create considerable fear, be used to decide how to allocate scarce resources, be the forerunner of bad news, or just be a means to preserve the status quo. But evaluation is always about people. It can empower the disempowered, stimulate change, and support democratic innovation and creativity. These are the elements that are emphasized in this book. Evaluation in Action will be of benefit to individuals early in their experience of evaluation, taking them and others with more experience to advanced levels. It will help them consider: methodologies and theory * a range of different approaches to framing and undertaking evaluations and how to consider which is most appropriate * issues of power, politics, and values * the choices involved in conducting evaluations and the consequences of these choices * the learning that comes from evaluations to stimulate project and organizational changes. The book encourages readers to become involved, offering examples and stimulating reflection. It is written for new and experienced evaluators, anyone commissioning evaluations, and organizations wanting to develop an evaluation strategy.
Category: Social Science

Classroom Assessment In Action

Author : Mark D. Shermis
ISBN : 9781442208384
Genre : Education
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Classroom Assessment in Action clarifies the multi-faceted roles of measurement and assessment and their applications in a classroom setting. Comprehensive in scope, Shermis and Di Vesta explain basic measurement concepts and show students how to interpret the results of standardized tests. From these basic concepts, the authors then provide clear and ordered discussions of how assessment and instruction is integrated into a functional process to enhance student learning. Guidelines are set forth for constructing various common assessments. Procedures are laid out to evaluate and improve assessments once they are constructed. Ultimately, the authors shed light on the myriad of factors that impact test score interpretation. In today's classroom, technology has become a constant companion, and Classroom Assessment in Action exposes teacher candidates to emerging technologies they might encounter in building their repertoire of assessments, whether it be automated essay scoring or electronic portfolios. Classroom Assessment in Action guides its readers to a complete and thorough understanding of assessment and measurement so that they can confidently work with students and parents in explaining results, whether they are from a high-stakes statewide assessment or the grading philosophy to which they ascribe.
Category: Education

Assessment In Action In The Primary School

Author : Colin Conner
ISBN : 9781135700577
Genre : Education
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Assessment has become one of the key issues in primary education over the past 10 years. This edited volume of essays brings together perspectives from all the significant participants involved in assessment in the primary school: teachers, headteachers, LEA advisors, inspectors, pupils, academics and researchers. The contributions illustrate effective assessment, and examine how it is, and can be, achieved. It will be of interest to school assessment co-ordinators, deputies and heads following NPQH courses, and lecturers on IE courses.
Category: Education

Authentic Assessment In Action

Author : Linda Darling-Hammond
ISBN : 9780807776360
Genre : Education
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This book examines, through case studies of elementary and secondary schools, how five schools have developed “authentic,” performance-based assessments of students’ learning, and how this work has interacted with and influenced the teaching and learning experiences students encounter in school. This important and timely book reveals the changing dynamics of classroom life as it moves from more traditional pedagogy to one that asks students to master intellectual and practical skills that are eminently transferable to “real-life” social settings and workplaces. “The issue of assessment comes first, but we see in the following case studies how it becomes powerfully enveloped in the processes of learning and teaching, of informing students, teachers, parents, and others of ‘how the children are doing.’ The portraits explicitly and implicitly suggest a deep, fair, and defensible way to answer the question ‘How’m I doing?’ in a manner that helps this child and eventually every child.” —From the Foreword by Theodore R. Sizer “Informative and thought provoking.” —American Journal of Education
Category: Education

Evaluation And Action In The Social Environment

Author : Richard H. Price
ISBN : 9781483219431
Genre : Political Science
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Evaluation and Action in the Social Environment provides a description of a framework for doing evaluation and action research in social settings. This book presents the strategies for analysis and intervention in community, health, and human service settings. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the impact of social settings on individual behavior. This text then examines the family, community groups, and personal social networks. Other chapters consider the assessment and change in behavioral and physical environments. This book discusses as well the family as an interpersonal system, with emphasis on interactive sequences to show how symptomatic behavior has its own logic in the family context. The final chapter deals with larger and more complex settings and contexts, including schools, medical hospitals, and settings in the legal system. This book is a valuable resource for sociologists, anthropologists, social scientists, clinical therapists, program evaluators, and social policymakers.
Category: Political Science

Research And Evaluation In Counseling

Author : Bradley Erford
ISBN : 9781285454894
Genre : Medical
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Research is often an intimidating topic in a counselor training program. This text helps to alleviate students’ concerns while helping them learn what they need to know. It presents the most essential components of research and illustrates them with meaningful examples, enabling students to master each component. Recognizing that the profession of counseling has entered the age of accountability, Erford developed RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN COUNSELING to help educate counselors and future counselors about research and evaluation procedures so that their treatment of clients can be more effective and efficient. Organized into three topical sections, the second edition addresses the curricular requirements of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), providing the latest information on research, statistics, and evaluation procedures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Medical