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Selected Journals about Assessment and Evaluation

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RateMyProfessors

Despite concerns about its validity, Rate my Professors  (RMP) appears here to stay. Among complaints often raised about RMP's methods are: bias selection of respondents, rewards for “easiness” of content, and a high proportion of extreme views. What about these claims? Do “RMPers” represent the student body as a whole? Are they predominantly ranters or ravers? Do they regard easy professors as better professors? A recent study by April Bleske-Rechek and Kelsey Michels published in the online journal Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation (Volume 15, Number 5, May 2010) offers surprising findings.

Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation; May 2010, Vol. 15 Number 5, pp.1-12, 12pp.

  • Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education is an established international peer-reviewed journal whose purpose is to advance understanding of assessment and evaluation practices and processes, particularly the contribution that these make to student learning and to course, staff and institutional development.

  • Assessment in Education: Principles Policy and Practice focuses on the issues of assessment and its relationship to student learning, formative assessment, new approaches to assessment, performance indicators and cross-cultural studies of achievement.

  • Assessment Update covers the developments in higher education assessment. Gives information & advice on conducting assessments, including student learning & outcomes, faculty instruction, academic programs, student services, & overall institutional functioning.

  • Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability is an international journal that investigates and discusses the functions, theories, values and practices of assessment, evaluation and accountability. Coverage includes their impact in schools, higher education and educational systems and their reach into homes and communities.

  • National Survey of Student Engagement provides information about the empirical foundations of the NSSE survey and hosts research papers and presentations based on NSSE data. The NSSE Institute provides resources that institutions can use to improve student engagement and enhance student learning.

  • Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation (PARE) is an on-line journal supported entirely by volunteer efforts. Its purpose is to provide access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice.

 

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