Research into a Collaborative Approaches to Evaluation as a Mechanism for Supporting System Level Thinking and Data-Informed Decision Making in Education

Collaborative scholarship in assessment, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization

Research into a Collaborative Approaches to Evaluation as a Mechanism for Supporting System Level Thinking and Data-Informed Decision Making in Education

Lead Investigator: Dr. Michelle Searle; Co-Investigator: Dr. L. Kirkpatrick

This multi-year project involves an ongoing collaboration between university-based evaluator-researchers with school district leaders, educators, and community partners in the pursuit of continuous improvement and ongoing data-informed decision making in education. See: https://educ.queensu.ca/rian/3-1-what-can-we-learn-about-formative-assessment-with-ipads

Related Publications

Searle, M. (2020). Enhancing educational decision-making: Arts-informed inquiry as a feature of collaborative evaluations. In B. Andrews (Ed.) Perspectives on Arts Education Research in Canada, Vol. II (pp. 76-96). Brill Sense.

Kirkpatrick, L., Searle, M., Smyth, R. E., & Specht, J. (2020). A coaching partnership: Resource teachers and classroom teachers teaching collaboratively in regular classrooms. British Journal of Special Education, 47(1), 24-47.

Searle, M., Kirkpatrick, L., Smyth, R., & Brown, H. (2020). A field study of the principles for collaborative approaches to evaluation in one school district. In B. Cousins (Ed.) Collaborative Approaches to Evaluation Principles in Practice. (pp. 75-98). Sage.

Searle, M. J., Kirkpatrick, L. C., Smyth, R. E., & Paolini, M. (2018). Growth in assessment practices: Teacher experiences with summative assessment when working with grades 7 to 9 students using one-to-one iPads. Assessment Matters, 12, 4-33.

Kirkpatrick, L., Brown, H. M., Searle, M., Smyth, R. E., Ready, E. A., & Kennedy, K. (2018). Impact of a one-to-one iPad initiative on grade 7 students’ achievement in language arts, mathematics, and learning skills. Computers in the Schools35(3), 171-185.

Searle, M., Elrofaie, A., Kirkpatrick, L. Sauder, A., & Brown, H. (2017). Learning about learning: Evaluating the impact of early implementation of a portable device initiative for all grade 7-9 students in one school district. Assessment Matters 11, 145-170.

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