Academic journal article Academic Exchange Quarterly

The Process of Assessment Is Important to the Examination of Student, Teacher, and Program Outcomes

Academic journal article Academic Exchange Quarterly

The Process of Assessment Is Important to the Examination of Student, Teacher, and Program Outcomes

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The process of assessment is important to the examination of student, teacher, and program outcomes. Assessment can be used to measure outcomes while being used to guide teaching or examine beliefs and perceptions. If used efficiently and effectively, assessment can be a valuable tool. Various procedures for assessing students, classrooms, teachers, schools, and programs are presented in this issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly.

Holmes, Brown, and Algozzine present strategies on how to assist all students in the quest for success in their article "Promoting Academic Success for All Students" while Norton addresses the difficulties of assessing learning in "Challenges to Effective Assessment of Learning." Positive Behavior Support is a technique used to support students with challenging behaviors, and Beaudoin, Benner and Knuth assess teacher knowledge of best practice in behavior support. In "Challenges to Effective Assessment of Learning", Norton strives to address solutions for the appropriate use of assessment in higher education while presenting a discussion of challenges to the process. The use of media and technology is an increasingly important aspect of schools and learning. Austin, Pinkleton, Van de Vord, Arganbright and Chen examine media literacy by assessing middle school student reactions to media lessons. In "Assessing the Wizards" by Shephard and Mullane, assessment criteria for evaluating media and technology projects and classes are proposed.

Several articles delve into topics related to the effective assessment of educators. …

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