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This article provides an overview of data collection for the purpose of evaluating environmental education (EE) initiatives, which are typically not based on the formal education system. It defines unobtrusive measures as means of collecting data that are incorporated into the activities used in the teaching/learning episode. The data are not tracked by the individual learner, but by the group, since ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article provides instruction on how to read and interpret an evaluation of an environmental education program. Topics include the benefits of conducting a sound evaluation and finding programs with similar goals as examples. Recommendations include understanding the program description, target population, methods of measurement, and the reliability and validity of the evaluation, and making use ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This is one chapter from a textbook entitled Scoring Rubrics in the Classroom: Using Performance Criteria for Assessing and Improving Student Performance. In this chapter, the authors link assessment and instruction by exploring the use of rubrics as instructional tools to involve students in their own assessment and improve student performance. Practical strategies for teaching performance criteria ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This tool for K-12 educators provides a do-it-yourself assessment for environmental education programs to determine the degree to which they deliver a comprehensive set of learning experiences, and to determine where the gaps are. It consists of a set of checklists for grades PreK-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Each checklist features a column of strand items; users can check off whether the items are fully, partly, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The Evaluation Center, a research and development unit at Western Michigan University, seeks to provide national and international leadership for advancing the theory and practice of evaluation, as applied to education and human services. Evaluation Center's homepage includes a directory of evaluation projects; tools and resources, such as checklists, a glossary, bibliography, and links to related ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article describes a statistical study in which students were asked to predict their own exam scores. The actual and predicted scores of 61 students in 6 years of an advanced plant genetics course and the differences between their actual and predicted scores were analyzed by various statistical measures. An overall mean difference between actual and predicted scores showed that the students, on ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Provided by The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, this database of glossaries is intended to improve communication about evaluations. Users can search for a term in the Glossary Database or browse a list of terms. Glossaries are divided into Program Evaluation Terminology, Student Evaluation Terminology, and Other. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article describes a study in which a university course that is divided into many sections was evaluated for grading congruence and teaching conformity to determine the effectiveness of weekly teaching team meetings and a comprehensive instructors' teaching guide. Three grading variables, a semester project, laboratory reports, and examination scores, were studied over a five-semester period and ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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In 2001/2002, the American Honda Foundation funded a research initiative directed at improving the abilities of adult volunteers as trainers and teen volunteers as leaders of a hands-on, inquiry-based science curriculum with 4H youth. This project built upon the "Step-Up" Incremental Training Model by adding a Training of Trainers component for 4H adult volunteers. This report outlines the results ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article describes a study in which the number of exams administered in a semester was examined to determine its impact on students' grades and on course evaluations regarding their recommendation of the course and the instructor to other students. The course was an introductory soil science course in which, over 3 semesters, 5 exams were given per semester. For the next 5 semesters, the number ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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