A practical and visionary look at creative educational leadership in today’s digital environment FeaturesCritical questions at the beginning of each chapter help readers focus on key objectives. Case studies with discussion questions and activities provide opportunities for readers to analyze applied situations. End-of-chapter learning aids include Key Principles for Leaders to Know sections that summarize each chapter's content and Web Resources that provide links to additional information.

Using Technology for Assessing and Evaluating Student Learning and Instructional Practices

Using technology for assessing and evaluating student learning and instructional practices

Evaluation, or assessing teaching performance for its effectiveness, is a fundamental aspect of instructional design and the education process. Although viewed negatively by some, especially in light of the heavy emphasis on standardized testing implemented through the passage of No Child Left Behind, evaluation is key to student learning—instructional practices focused on student-based acquisition—and teachers' reflective practice. Formative assessments help students and teachers alike evaluate progress and mastery of content and principles throughout a lesson and tend to be informal in nature. Summative assessments help teachers evaluate comprehensive, integrated knowledge of students typically at the conclusion of a lesson or unit of study and ...

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