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HIGHER EDUCATION




Assessment Resource Office of Eastern New Mexico University [http://www.enmu.edu/~testaa]
This site posts ENMU's outcomes assessment plans for academic and non-instructional areas and a good set of resources for classroom assessment techniques.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education - ERIC/HE [http://www.eriche.org/]
[from the ERIC/HE WWW site's self-description:] The Clearinghouse concentrates on education beyond the secondary level leading to a four-year, master's or professional degree. Excluded are counseling and student services, junior and community colleges, and the education of teachers; each of these areas has its own ERIC Clearinghouse. The range of information covered is extensive. It includes students, faculty, graduate and professional education, legal issues, financing, planning and evaluation, curriculum, teaching methods, and state-federal-institutional questions.

HEPROC (Higher Education Processes Network) [http://heproc.org]
HEPROC sponsors several discussion forums on topics related to assessment and learning theory in higher education, including Assessment of Learning, Portfolio Evaluation of Faculty, and Multiple Intelligences. The profile of the participants reflects an international community of postsecondary educators.

National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning and Assessment (NCTLA) [http://www.cde.psu.edu/NCTLA/]
This Center, a consortium of six universities, focuses on internal and external performance assessment (i.e., assessment of students and institutions) at the postsecondary level. The Center offers contact information for details pertaining to its research projects and findings.

LISTSERVS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

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HOME SCHOOLING

ADVOCACY ASSOCIATIONS

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) - [http://www.hslda.org/]

HSLDA has established for itself the reputation of being the most articulate and effective lobbying and advocacy organization for its cause to Congress and to the media. The site offers legislative alerts, law summaries for each of the United States, and a conference calendar, plus more.

National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) - [http://www.nheri.org/]
NHERI demonstrates a strong mission to educating the general public about home schooling, as evidenced by its online factsheets and active lecture schedules.

Testing Services for Home Schooling Families [Directory] - [http://ericae.net/testdir_hs.htm]
This directory, compiled by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment & Evaluation, provides sources of standardized tests for home schooling parents. Although, typically, standardized test publishers require certification for test administration, these sources have arranged for variable agreements with the publishers to relax the certification requirements for this special population.

ONLINE REPORTS

Scholastic Achievement and Demographic Characteristics of Home School Students in 1998 [1999] - by Lawrence M. Rudner - [http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v7n8]
Sponsored by the Home School Legal Defense Association and published as Education Policy Analysis Archives, v.7, n.8. [See next citation for popular version of this work.]

Home Schooling Works [1999] - by Lawrence M. Rudner - [http://www.hslda.org/nationalcenter/statsandreports/rudner1999/]
This is the popular version of the above work, published by the Home School Legal Defense Association.

Contextualizing Homeschooling Data: A Response to Rudner [1999] - by Kariane Mari Welner and Kevin G. Welner - [http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v7n13.html]
A critique of Rudner's data analysis, published as Education Policy Analysis Archives, v.7, n.13.

ERIC DIGESTS [Topical Overviews]

Homeschooling Gifted Students: An Introductory Guide for Parents [1997] - by Jacque Ensign
[http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed414683.html]

Public Library Services for Home Schooling [1996] - by Denise G. Masters
[http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed402936.html]

Home Schooling [1995] - by Patricia M. Lines
[http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed381849.html]

Home Schooling and Socialization of Children [1994] - by Nola Kortner Aiex
[http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed372460.html]

A Precedent for Test Validation [1992] - by Lawrence M. Rudner & Michael P. Farris
[http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed355250.html]

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES FOR HOME SCHOOLING

What is Home Schooling? [http://eric.ed.gov/resources/parent/homesch.html] and
Homeschooling Resources for Parents and Students [http://eric.ed.gov/resources/parent/homesc2.html]
Two of the excellent topical overviews offered by AccessERIC, from its set of Parent Brochures [http://www.accesseric.org:81/resources/parent/parent.html]

Sites for Home Schooling Families - by the Children and Technology Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, American Library Association - [http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/parent.html#b]

Home Schooling - a long list of resources from the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) - [http://www.nwrel.org/sky/Office/Main/Involving_Family/Home_Schooling.html]

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INSTITUTIONAL EVALUATION, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS EVALUATION & PROGRAM EVALUATION

American Evaluation Association (AEA) [http://www.eval.org/]
The AEA, a professional association dedicated to all aspects of evaluation in a wide range of settings, offers its Program Evaluation Standards [http://www.eval.org/EvaluationDocuments/progeval.html].

Centre for Program Evaluation, The University of Melbourne [http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/cpe/cpe.html]
This site provides descriptions of the Centre's commissioned program evaluations, which pertain to education, health, welfare, and training. Bibliographic citations are provided for the staff's recent books, journal articles, evaluation reports, and conference papers.

The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University [http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/]
The Evaluation Center is a research and professional development center for evaluation in education and human services. The Evaluation Center offers such products and services as classic publications and serials for evaluation program models and processes, a Directory of Evaluators, and the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (CREATE) [http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/create/].

Online Evaluation Resource Library [OERL] [http://oerl.sri.com/]
A comprehnsive site for developing sound program evaluations in education that covers evaluation plans, instruments, and reports for a variety of project types. OERL is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and managed by SRI Internetional.

Site-based Decision Making -- MGT of America, Inc [http://www.mgtamer.com]
This company is involved with conducting management and performance reviews (audits) of school districts either for the district itself or for some other state agency or board concerned about the district's successes or failures.

Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research [http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/]
An excellent collection by Gene Shackman of resources for methods in evaluation and social research. The focus is on "how-to" do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods.

LISTSERVS FOR INSTITUTIONAL, MATERIALS AND PROGRAM EVALUATION

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INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS EVALUATION

Go to Institutional Evaluation, Instructional Materials Evaluation and Program Evaluation
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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION

Education Indicators: An International Perspective [http://nces.ed.gov/pubs/eiip/]
This browsable, searchable compendium of the National Center for Education Statistics [http://nces.ed.gov] offers "...a wide range of indicators from a variety of sources contrasting education in the United States with other G-7 countries."

Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) [http://www.ed.gov/NCES/timss]
The TIMSS homepage offers full explanatory information for this study of half-a-million students in 41 countries.

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JOURNALS, NEWSLETTERS, & REPORTS

ONLINE JOURNALS & NEWSLETTERS
CRESST Publications [http://cresst96.cse.ucla.edu/index.htm]
  • CRESST Newsletters [http://cresst96.cse.ucla.edu/CRESST/pages/newsletters.htm] offer full texts of the organization's activities and policy views since Fall 1991
  • CRESST Technical Reports [http://cresst96.cse.ucla.edu/CRESST/pages/reports.htm] All CRESST technical reports and their summaries are offered by technical report number in full text format, chronological arrangement. These 70 (and growing) technical reports comprise the richest Internet-available database devoted to elementary secondary performance assessment.
Education Policy Analysis Archives [http://olam.ed.asu.edu/epaa/]
This full-text electronic journal dates from 1993, is edited by Arizona State University Professor Gene V Glass, and is fully refereed. EPAA's scope of interest covers educational policy for elementary through higher education, with especially good representation of international perspectives; book reviews also constitute EPAA contents. Readers can browse the abstracts, procure full-text articles, and/or submit commentary and articles from this homepage.

The Evaluation Exchange [http://hugse1.harvard.edu/~hfrp/eval/]
Subtitled "Emerging Strategies in Evaluating Child and Family Services", this publication of the Harvard Family Research Project posts full-text articles dating from 1995. Regular sections include: "Theory & Practice" and "Promising Practices" for feature reports; "Questions & Answers" for interviews with notable evaluation experts; "Beyond Basic Training" for announcements of seminars, continuing education, and technical assistance projects; "New & Noteworthy: Valuable Resources for Evaluators"; and, "Evaluations to Watch".

Journal of Statistics in Education [http://www.stat.ncsu.edu/info/jse/]
All articles of all issues of this refereed journal on postsecondary statistics education since its inception (1993) are posted in full-text. Topics include assessment of students' attitudes towards statistics as well as students' subject knowledge.

Rasch Measurement Transactions [http://mesa.spc.uchicago.edu/rmt/index.htm]
Included are full-text, edited and updated contents of the periodical publication from 1987.

DESCRIPTIONS OF PRINT JOURNALS & NEWSLETTERS

Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics [http://www.stat.ucla.edu/journals/jebs/]
A joint publication of the American Educational Research Association and the American Statistical Association. The stated goal of JEBS: "...to communicate to readers why, when, and how a statistical method should be used."

ONLINE REPORTS

Education-line [http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/]
This archive of bibliographies and full-text, online reports is a joint project of the British Education Index and a consortium of British professional educational associations.

Assessment & Accountability [in Bilingual Education] [http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/library/assess.htm]
This section of the Online Library of the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE) [http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/] contains recent, full-text, online reports from a variety of institutions and researchers that cover all educational levels.

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LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT

Adult ESL Learner Assessment: Purposes and Tools [http://ericae.net/edo/ED386962.HTM]
A full-text ERIC Digest, replete with bibliography.

The Center for Applied Linguistics [http://www.cal.org]
CAL offers detailed test descriptions in its Foreign Language Testing Database [http://www.cal.org/cal/DB/FLT/FLT-DIR.HTM], associated language test publications, and CAL contacts for further information.

Language Testers Guide to Cyberspace [http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ELI/cybertxt.html]
Admirably international in scope, this site identifies, organizes and describes language testing offerings of commercial organizations, professional associations, universities, archives, and online language tests. In the last group is the English Language Professional Association, an online item bank for which teachers internationally are invited to contribute.

Assessment & Accountability [in Bilingual Education] [http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/library/assess.htm]
This section of the Online Library of the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE) [http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/] contains recent, full-text, online reports from a variety of institutions and researchers that cover all educational levels.

Center for Equity and Excellence in Education Test Database [http://ericae.net/eac/]
A project of the The Region III Comprehensive Center at George Washington University's Center for Equity and Excellence in Education (CEEE) and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, the CEEE Test Database is a collection of abstracts and descriptions of almost 200 tests commonly used with Limited English Proficent students.

TOEFL Online - Test of English as a Foreign Language [http://web1.toefl.org/]
The TOEFL is one of the most widely-used measures of the English language capabilities of non-native speakers of English. This site, sponsored by the Educational Testing Service, offers TOEFL registration and schedule information and test preparation materials.

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LISTSERVS


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MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE ASSESSMENT

The Eisenhower High Plains Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education [http://www.mcrel.org/hpc/]
offers publications and other resources pertaining to reform of elementary secondary math and science education.

Project MTS - Metaevaluation, Training and Support Services [http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/mts/]
Two of the purposes of this project, sponsored in part by The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University [http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/], are to 1) "Build the capacity of science educators to develop and carry through strong program evaluations", and 2) "Disseminate evaluation information and materials to science educators through instructional opportunities (conferences, institutes, and internships) and through direct sharing of ideas, materials, and resources".

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) [http://www.nwrel.org/]
From its participation in the Laboratory Network Program on Alternative Assessment (LNP-AA), along with the other nine federally funded Regional Educational Laboratories and CRESST, NWREL collects, reviews and offers instruments for alternative assessment in science and mathematics, as well as reading. Its database of alternative assessment instruments and procedures and annotated bibliographies is offered online. See especially its Assessment & Accountability Program [http://www.nwrel.org/eval/].

The Regional Alliance for Mathematics and Science Education [http://ra.terc.edu/alliance/HubHome.html]
A project of TERC [http://www.terc.edu/], a nonprofit organization committed to the improvement of mathematics and science learning and teaching, the Regional Alliance facilitates reform for mathematics, science, and technology via its partnerships and its reform-related documentation. Readers here may especially wish to see that documentation, available at Alli ance Resources [http://ra.terc.edu/alliance/TEMPLATE/alliance_resources/alliance_resources.cfm].

Secondary Mathematics Assessment and Resource Database [http://cq-pan.cqu.edu.au/schools/smad/smad.html]
Over 100 assessment items, of which many are alternative assessments, are available here in WordPerfect 6.0 format for downloading. This site is sponsored by an Australian professional educators development consortium and the Australian Department of Employment, Education, and Training.

Performance Assessment Links in Science (PALS) [http://www.tappedin.sri.com/pals/index.html]
PALS is a resource bank of performance tasks for K-12 science education that are consonant with national science education standards and that have been gathered from such sources as the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and various states' organizations. The arrangement of the tasks are by major science content areas for grade ranges within the K-12 spectrum. The sponsor is SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning.

Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) [http://wwwcsteep.bc.edu/TIMSS]- as reported by Boston College
The true TIMSS homepage offers full explanatory information for this test that was administered to one million students in 45 countries. See the next link for intial data reports from the U.S. Department of Education.

Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) [http://www.ed.gov/NCES/timss]- as reported by NCES
Thus far, the National Center for Education Statistics can report the initial findings for grade 8 U.S. students in Pursuing Excellence [http://www.ed.gov/NCES/timss/97198.html] and for comparative teaching methods in Germany, Japan and the U.S. in the TIMSS Videotape Classroom Study [http://www.ed.gov/NCES/timss/video/index.html]

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NATIONAL TESTS

Voluntary National Tests [http://ericae.net/ft/nattest/]
The Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation has gathered here editorials, journal articles, and WWW sites, including the dedicated U.S. Department of Education site, that reflect both advocacy for and opposition to Voluntary National Tests.

President Clinton's National Testing Plan [http://www.fairtest.org/nattests.htm]
FairTest, or The Center for Fair and Open Testing [http://www.fairtest.org], articulates clearly its own criticisms, as well as those of other interested groups. Especially see it FairTest Fact Sheet on National Testing [http://www.fairtest.org/facts/ntfact.htm].

Voluntary National Testing [http://wwwcsteep.bc.edu/ctestweb/voluntary/vnt.html]
The Consortium for Equity in Standards and Testing [http://wwwcsteep.bc.edu/ctest] has compiled Web-based documents and Web sites pertaining to the issue as one of its current Spotlight Issues, with little to no declaration of its own position statement.

Voluntary National Tests: 4th Grade Reading & 8th Grade Mathematics [http://www.ed.gov/nationaltests/]
Here is the U.S. Department of Education's own explanations of the Voluntary National Tests, including their rationale as presented by President Clinton in his 1997 State of the Union address, contracts information, content frameworks, public meetings announcements, and full-text reports.

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ORGANIZATIONS

1996 National Education Summit
[http://www.summit96.ibm.com/]
Achieve, Inc., Resource Center on Standards, Assessment, Accountability, and Technology for Governors
[http://www.achieve.org/]
ACT - Information for Life's Transitions
[http://www.act.org/]
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
[http://www.aera.net/]
American Evaluation Association (AEA)
[http://www.eval.org/]
American Federation of Teachers Standards Site
[http://www.aft.org//summit1.htm]
American Psychological Association
[http://www.apa.org/]
Assessment Resource Office of Eastern New Mexico University
[http://www.enmu.edu/~testaa]
Assessment Systems Corporation
[http://www.assess.com]
Association of Test Publishers
[http://www.testpublishers.org/]
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Measurement Division
[http://www.acer.edu.au/]
Buros Institute of Mental Measurements
[http://www.unl.edu/buros]
The Center for Applied Linguistics
[http://www.cal.org]
Centre for Program Evaluation, The University of Melbourne
[http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/cpe/cpe.html]
The College Board
[http://www.collegeboard.org]
The Consortium for Equity in Standards and Testing (CTEST)
[http://wwwcsteep.bc.edu/ctest]
Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (CREATE)
[http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/create/]
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
[http://www.ccsso.org/]
CREATE - Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation
[http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/create/]
CRESST - National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing
[http://cresst96.cse.ucla.edu/index.htm]
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
[http://www.ets.org/]
The Eisenhower High Plains Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education
[http://www.mcrel.org/hpc/]
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation (ERIC/AE)
[http://ericae.net/]
ERIC Clearinghouses
[http://www.accesseric.org:81/sites/barak.html#1]
European Test Publishers Group
[http://www.etpg.org/]
The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University
[http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/]
Joint Committee on Testing Practices
[http://www.apa.org/science/jctpweb.html]
Kaplan Online
[http://www.kaplan.com]
Logical Extension Resources - LXR
[http://www.lxrtest.com]
Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL)
[http://www.mcrel.org/]
National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB)
[http://www.nagb.org]
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
[http://nces.ed.gov/NAEP/]
National Association of Test Directors (NATD)
[http://www.natd.org]
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
[http://nces.ed.gov]
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
[http://cresst96.cse.ucla.edu/index.htm]
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)
[http://www.coled.umn.edu/NCEO/]
National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
[http://ncme.org]
National Study of School Evaluation
[http://ozzy.interaccess.com/nsse/index.html]
North Central Regional Education Laboratory (NCREL)
[http://www.ncrel.org/]
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)
[http://www.nwrel.org/]
The Princeton Review
[http://www.review.com/]
Question Mark Computing
[http://www.qmark.com]
R&R Research
[http://www.rrresearch.com/] - a company "Integrating Assessment and Technology"
Resampling Stats
[http://www.statistics.com]
Secondary Mathematics Assessment and Resource Database
[http://cq-pan.cqu.edu.au/schools/smad/smad.html]
State Education Agencies
["http://www.ed.gov/Programs/bastmp/SEA.htm"] - links courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Ed. list -includes States and Territories
State Education Agencies
[http://www.ccsso.org/seamenu.html] - links courtesy of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
TestPrep.com (Stanford Testing Systems, Inc.)
[http://www.testprep.com/]
U.S. Department of Education
[http://www.ed.gov/index.html]
White House Social Statistics Briefing Room
[http://www.ed.gov/index.html]

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OUTCOMES BASED EDUCATION

Outcome Based Education [http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/InfoGuides/Alphabetical_List_of_InfoGuides/outcome12_96.html] - AskERIC InfoGuide

Undergraduate Outcomes Assessment [http://www.colorado.edu/outcomes/] - of the University of Colorado at Boulder
Covers types of outcomes assessments by individual disciplines and curricular changes generated by those assessments. Also offers a good set of pointers to similar projects at the higher education level via its Internet Resources for Higher-Education Outcomes Assessment [http://www.ga.unc.edu/UNCGA/assessment/resources.html]

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PARENTS' RESOURCES

What Should Parents Know About Standardized Testing in Schools? [http://www.accesseric.org:81/resources/parent/testing.html]
One of the excellent topical overviews offered by AccessERIC, from its set of Parent Brochures [http://www.accesseric.org:81/resources/parent/parent.html]

Parent Soup Education Central: Standardized Testing [http://www.parentsoup.com/edcentral/testing/]
A useful primer which presents balanced resources by which parents can learn to conceptualize the desirable and undesirable policies and practices related to standardized testing.

What Should Parents Know About Performance Assessment? [http://www.accesseric.org:81/resources/parent/pba.html]
One of the excellent topical overviews offered by AccessERIC, from its set of Parent Brochures [http://www.accesseric.org:81/resources/parent/parent.html]

Talking to Your Child's Teacher about Standardized Tests [http://ericae.net/edo/ED315434.HTM]
This ERIC Digest offers a checklist of questions to ask your child's teacher before test administration, as well as a checklist of questions to guide your proper responses to the test results.

Questions About Tests [http://www.testpublishers.org/questions.htm]
We recommend this offering to parents and to the general public as a very good source of basic definitions, and of explanations of standards, fairness and appropriate usage of tests. This file is an offering of the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) [http://www.testpublishers.org/].

The Parent Teacher Conference Five Must-Ask Questions [http://www.familyeducation.com/article/0,1120,1-2499,00.htm]
Parent-teacher conferences are a critical component of student evaluation. The Family Education Network offers parents, in checklist format, the questions that will help to generate productive, informative parent-teacher conferences.

Parents' Page [http://cresst96.cse.ucla.edu/CRESST/pages/infoparent.htm]
The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) [http://cresst96.cse.ucla.edu/index.htm] offers full-text articles of high current interest, as well as a selection of the best Web resources designed to help parents to understand assessment processes and to support their children's achievement.

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PEDAGOGY IN EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT

The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University [http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/]
The Evaluation Center is a research and professional development center for evaluation in education and human services. Instructors in program and personnel evaluation may benefit from Evaluation Center Publications [http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/ecpub.htm] - (especially see the section entitled Instructional Aids), and Evaluation Support Services.

National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) [http://ncme.org]
In addition to its three quarterly publications, NCME publishes instructional modules targeted towards evaluators and teachers that cover discrete principles and methods of evaluation design.

Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) - Census Data and Exercises for College Classes [http://www.psc.lsa.umich.edu/SSDAN/]
A collaborative project of University of Michigan's Population Studies Center, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, SSDAN offers products and services (with an especial emphasis upon their user-friendly nature), including customized datasets, to college instructors to facilitate the incorporation of census data analysis into undergraduate coursework.

Syllabi of Evaluation Courses - [http://ericae.net/misc/evalsyl.htm] - courtesy of Lawrence M. Rudner, Director, ERIC/AE, who makes an excellent effort to keep abreast of other professors' teaching agenda in support of his own..

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