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Departments and language programs often are asked to evaluate the efficacy of their own programs and make curricular decisions on the basis of evidence. This guide, designed to help language educators meet the needs of program evaluation and assessment often requested by their institutions, provides step-by-step advice to help language educators conduct evaluation and assessment and to show how it can lead to meaningful programmatic decisions and change. With discussions about evaluation planning, advice for selecting data-collection tools, explanations for data analysis, examples based on actual evaluations, and more, this book provides everything you need to complete a successful language program evaluation that will give educators useful data on which to base curricular decisions. This short book is practical and timely and will find an audience in instructors of all languages and all levels.  

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Chapter 1. An Introduction to Useful and Used Evaluation in Language Education
  2. John McE. Davis
  3. pp. 1-6
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  1. Chapter 2. Best Practices for Language Program Evaluation Success
  2. John McE. Davis
  3. pp. 7-14
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  1. Chapter 3. Planning for Useful Evaluation: Users, Uses, Questions
  2. Todd H. McKay and John McE. Davis
  3. pp. 15-26
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  1. Chapter 4. Identifying Indicators for Evaluation Data Collection
  2. Francesca Venezia
  3. pp. 27-34
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  1. Chapter 5. Selecting Methods and Collecting Data for Evaluation
  2. Todd H. McKay and John McE. Davis
  3. pp. 35-46
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  1. Chapter 6. Conducting Focus Groups for Evaluation
  2. Lara Bryfonski
  3. pp. 47-56
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  1. Chapter 7. Conducting Evaluation Interviews
  2. Jorge Méndez Seijas, Janire Zalbidea, and Cristi Vallejos
  3. pp. 57-68
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  1. Chapter 8. Questionnaires for Evaluation
  2. Amy I. Kim and John McE. Davis
  3. pp. 69-84
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  1. Chapter 9. Analyzing Evaluation Data
  2. John McE. Davis
  3. pp. 85-102
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  1. Chapter 10. Key Points to Remember for Useful Evaluation
  2. John McE. Davis
  3. pp. 103-106
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  1. Chapter 11. Example Evaluation Plan
  2. Todd H. McKay
  3. pp. 107-116
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  1. References
  2. pp. 117-118
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 119-120
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781626165786
Related ISBN
9781626165779
MARC Record
OCLC
1037759828
Pages
132
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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