K-12 World Language Program Evaluation: Info Series

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Curious about what program evaluation can do for you and your language program? Check out this short video series designed for teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders who are interested in learning more about how program evaluation can support world language programs in their educational contexts.


INTRODUCTION

AELRC research assistants Malik Stevenson and Caitlyn Pineault welcome viewers to the five-part video series on K-12 world language program evaluation. No previous knowledge on this subject is necessary!


WHAT IS PROGRAM EVALUATION?

Malik discusses the definition of program evaluation and helps us understand the steps typically involved. As you watch, think about the different types of evaluative activities you have observed or experienced. How do they fit within the definition of program evaluation that Malik shares?


HOW IS EVALUATION DIFFERENT FROM ASSESSMENT?

Do you know the difference between evaluation and assessment? In this video, Malik distinguishes between the two and provides practical examples of how they are used. Based on his explanation, how have you seen evaluation and assessment used in your teaching context?


WHY SHOULD I DO PROGAM EVALUATION?

Caitlyn addresses this third question with examples of why program administrators or instructors choose to conduct program evaluations. This video may be particularly relevant to share with members of your community who are not sure if program evaluations are worth the effort!


HOW DO I GET STARTED?

To answer the commonly asked question about program evaluation, Caitlyn outlines four concrete steps for individuals or programs who are looking to embark on a program evaluation of their own. Every good evaluation begins with good planning so do not skip the final video of this series! Links for guiding resources available on the AELRC site are also shared.