Analyze the approaches to evaluation discussed in the textbook (e.g., scientific, humanistic, utilitarian, etc.) and discuss at least two approaches

Week 9 Discussion 1

 

“Curriculum and Results-Based Evaluation” Please respond to the following:

·        Analyze the approaches to evaluation discussed in the textbook (e.g., scientific, humanistic, utilitarian, etc.) and discuss at least two approaches and how they are applied in your educational setting. Evaluate the effectiveness of the two approaches.

·        Debate It: Take a position for or against this statement: Teachers should be paid a base salary then rewarded with monetary bonuses based on levels of and increases in student achievement. Provide reasons and examples to support your response.

 

Week 9 Discussion 2

 

“External Influences on Curricula” Please respond to the following:

·        From the e-Activity, consider the external influences of a regional accrediting body on a school’s curricula. Discuss at least three specific implications for curriculum design that are included in the regional accrediting body’s standards document.

·        Discuss specific ways in which your school’s (or one with which you are familiar or would like to work) curriculum meets the curriculum design standards. In what ways could your school’s curriculum be improved to better meet the standards?

Week 9 eActivity

 

·        Research the Internet to locate the Website for the regional accrediting body for the local school district, or the one with which you are familiar. (i.e., Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, or others.) From the Website, download and review the accrediting body’s standards document. Specifically, read the area focused on curriculum design and development process. Be prepared to discuss.