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Evaluation of Institutions

applesandorangesJust as standardized tests and teacher evaluations have become part of the toolkit used to determine the quality of elementary and secondary schools, there is much debate about the best ways to evaluate the quality of our institutions of higher education. As educators we are always impacted by the measures selected, and we would like to have a seat at the table when decisions about these measures are made.

“[When assessing institutions we recommend] gathering multiple measures of college and university performance and progress in addition to completion rates; these measures include constant focus on essential learning outcomes and use of high-impact educational practice.”
— 2015 NCTE Education Policy Platform

Here are two statements that have come out of the Conference on English Education in relation to evaluation of teacher education programs: