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Cases on Assessment and Evaluation in Education

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With the demand to maintain a competitive advantage, the assessment and evaluation of education is vital in measuring the knowledge and skills of the students, community, and educational system as a whole by providing educators with the facts needed to enhance and improve the learning process. Cases on Assessment and Evaluation in Education presents a collection of case studies describing the methods used to assess an education course, what factors to assess, as well as which factors determine the success of these factors. This casebook aims to bring together different research perspectives on the questions surrounding the issues of educational assessment and evaluation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
  5. Section 1: Assessment
    1. Chapter 1: Alignment of Course Objectives and Assessment Items
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. THE ASSESSMENTS
      6. THE RESULTS
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
    2. Chapter 2: A Case Study
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. LITERATURE REVIEW
      6. RESEARCH METHODS
      7. STUDY LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 3: A Framework for Examining Data and Taking Action to Increase Student Retention and Graduation
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. IMPLICATIONS FOR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCHERS
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX 2
    4. Chapter 4: Collaboration in Student Assessment Research
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. DISCUSSION
    5. Chapter 5: Development and Evaluation of a Generic Re-Purposable e-Learning Object on Data Analysis
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE – DEVELOPMENT OF THE LEARNING OBJECT
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Artifacts of Expansive Learning in Designing a Web-Based Performance Assessment System
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CONCLUDING DISCUSSION: IMPLEMENTATION ECOLOGY OF ACCOUNTABILITY FRAMING EXPANSIVE LEARNING
      6. APPENDIX A
      7. APPENDIX B
    7. Chapter 7: Authentic Assessment Contribution to Competence Based Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. Chapter 8: Heterogeneity Analysis in the University Context
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SEGMENTATION PROCESS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. Chapter 9: A Case Study Analysis of the Use of Online vs. Proctored Final Exams in Online Classes
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
      8. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
    10. Chapter 10: Person-Centered Learning
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PERSON-CENTERED MODEL OF INSTRUCTION
      4. COMPONENTS OF THE PERSON-CENTERED MODEL OF INSTRUCTION
      5. CREATING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
      6. DEVELOPING THE PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE
      7. SUPPORTING THE PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE
      8. EVALUATING THE PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE
      9. OUTCOMES OF THE PERSON-CENTERED MODEL OF INSTRUCTION
      10. DESCRIPTION OF THE CASE STUDY
      11. SAMPLE DESCRIPTION
      12. DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUMENTS
      13. CREATIVE PRODUCTS
      14. MATERIALS USED FOR IMPLEMENTING THE PCI INSTRUCTION
      15. CASE STUDY PROCEDURES
      16. DATA ANALYSIS
      17. CASE STUDY FINDINGS
      18. DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FINDINGS
      19. PARTICIPANT PERCEPTION FORM FINDINGS
      20. SIGNIFICANT LEARNING
      21. SATISFACTION WITH LEARNING
      22. DESIRE TO MASTER THE EXPERIENCE
      23. GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL TOPIC
      24. CONSISTENCY OF THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH ROGERS’S THEORY OF A HUMANISTIC EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
      25. LEARNING EXPERIENCE IS LEARNER CENTERED
      26. LEARNING EXPERIENCE PROVIDES INSTRUCTOR FACILITATION
      27. LEARNING EXPERIENCE PROVIDES PERSONAL INTERACTION
      28. COURSE PROJECT FINDINGS
      29. IMPLICATIONS OF THE CASE STUDY FINDINGS
      30. POSITIVE IMPLICATIONS OF THE CASE STUDY
      31. NEGATIVE IMPLICATIONS OF THE CASE STUDY
      32. CHALLENGES FACED DURING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PERSON-CENTERED MODEL OF INSTRUCTION
      33. CASE STUDY LIMITATIONS
      34. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    11. Chapter 11: A Framework to Analyze Teaching-Learning Objects (T-LO)
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    12. Chapter 12: Enhancing Intelligence, English and Math Competencies in the Classroom via e@Leader Integrated Online Edutainment Gaming and Assessment
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. CASE BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTIONS
      5. CONCLUDING REMARKS
      6. APPENDIX A
    13. Chapter 13: Balanced Assessment of Flexible E-Learning vs. Face-to-Face Campus Delivery Courses at an Australian University
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BALANCED EFFECTIVENESS OF FLEXIBLE E-LEARNING
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    14. Chapter 14: Blended Assessment Methods in Online Educational Programs in Turkey
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    15. Chapter 15: Meta-Analysis as a Tool for Assessing University-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. APPENDIX
    16. Chapter 16: Developing an Assessment Plan for the Arts and Sciences Division of a Comprehensive Community College
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX A
      7. APPENDIX B
    17. Chapter 17: Objective-Oriented Assessment in Desire2Learn for Quality Matters
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    18. Chapter 18: Web-Based Instructions
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    19. Chapter 19: The Birth of a Survey
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. INSTITUTIONALIZING THE SURVEY
      6. IMPROVING THE RUBRICS
      7. IMPROVING THE SURVEY ITEMS
      8. SHARING THE DATA
      9. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      10. APPENDIX A
  6. Section 2: Evaluation
    1. Chapter 20: A Study of the Relationship Between Freshman Composition and Student Performance in Intensive Writing Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
    2. Chapter 21: Addressing Online Student Learning Environments and Socialization Through Developmental Research
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES/PROBLEMS FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. APPENDIX A
    3. Chapter 22: Learning Patterns of Learners’ Interaction in Learning Management Systems
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATIONS
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 23: Distance Education and ICT-Supported Learning in Lesotho
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANISATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 24: ‘De-Coupling Groups in Space and Time’
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND TO CASE STUDY: VOICETHREAD
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
      8. CONCLUSION
  7. Compilation of References
  8. About the Contributors