Evaluating Academic Program

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Evaluating Academic Program

With this ongoing rapidly developing in our world; the changing is needed and must be beginning of the education. In our education system we provide many academic programs to students, teachers or educational supervisors or others. It’s obvious that evaluation these academic programs is very significant to bring out better outcomes. Moreover, it is a very important part of the development of an educational process in all its aspects. At some point, educators will need to evaluate an educational program to determine its worth and to get a proper outcome. Thus, there are many committees and accreditation of teacher education revealed lately. I find this very interesting subject to write brief paper and perhaps make researches about it in the future.
There are many different evaluation standards for evaluating academic programs. Some researchers rely on their own standards that they have designed to evaluate academic programs. Others make their evaluation based on professional program standards like NCATE Standards in evaluation teacher preparation programs, or others standards that seek to evaluate the other kind of the programs.
If you plan to evaluate educational program you should ask yourself two questions; whose opinion matters? And what would really be meaningful to them? (David, 2010). These main questions are very important because your methods, instruments and approaches will be different based on these significant questions. The purpose of the evaluation and the most appropriate kind of evaluation will depend on the answers to these two key questions.
Some researchers use the words “evaluation” and “assessment” as the same meaning. However, I agree with Cook (2010) since he prefers...

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...ind always. Supervisors and teachers should work together to understand the result of these evaluations and try to work on the areas which they can contribute in improving it.

In evaluation standards there are Some standards are organized into four groups which are: utility standards, feasibility standards, propriety standards, and accuracy standards. There are differences in standards’ organization.
One of the most famous evaluation standards is NCATE standards which are professional standards for the accreditation of teacher education. The mission of NCATE standards is the national professional accrediting agency for schools, colleges, and departments of education that prepare teachers, administrators, and other professional school personnel (NCATE). The evaluators could use these standards to measure any academic programs that prepare teachers.
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