Reference Books

The Student Evaluation Standards

The Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, Arlen R. Gullickson, Chair

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Student evaluation and assessment are central to every school and classroom. It is how we find out what students are learning, how they are progressing, and how we can make improvements for their future development. With requirements for testing and standards-based instruction at an all-time high, effective student evaluation is more essential today than ever. But where in the instructional process should assessments occur? What kinds of questions should be asked? How is the information used to direct student learning? And who has the right to access and use this information?

The Joint Committee presents 28 certified standards for assessing evaluation practices in elementary and secondary classrooms. Reviewed and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), these standards are broken down into four essential attributes of sound evaluation, each providing definitions, guidelines, common errors, supportive documentation, and illustrative case studies:

  • Propriety Standards, which protect individual rights
  • Utility Standards, which ensure that evaluations are timely, informative, and influential
  • Feasibility Standards, which recognize "real world" dynamics and environmental influences
  • Accuracy Standards, which determine whether an evaluation has produced sound information

These standards provide teachers and administrators with the tools they need to master every "nuance" of student evaluation, including validity, political viability, teacher biases, conflicts of interest, a student’s right to privacy, and much more. But most important, they will help ensure that student evaluation practices are on track, so we can properly serve and improve student learning.

Evaluation Methods Sourcebook II

Free downloadable versions of the chapters of this book are offered to members of the CES; notwithstanding this offer, CES retains copyrights for this work. A registered e-mail address and a valid password (supplied on-line) must be supplied to access these files.

Edited by Arnold J. Love, assisted by Brenda Moody and Sylvia Link
Canadian Evaluation Society, 1995

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Evaluation Methods Sourcebook I

Free downloadable versions of the chapters of this book are offered to members of the CES; notwithstanding this offer, CES retains copyrights for this work. A registered e-mail address and a valid password (supplied on-line) must be supplied to access these files.

Edited by Arnold J. Love
Canadian Evaluation Society, 1991

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