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This document provides essential background and information to allow international educators to participate in assessment and evaluation, and it summarizes what is being done and by whom, identifying key resources and existing practices for international educators.
International education professionals are continually seeking to improve their programs and initiatives. Increasingly, they are also being asked to provide evidence that the programs and initiatives that they are involved in are producing the intended results for participants and the institution.
In 2009, a task force of the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship knowledge community (TLS KC) asked, "How can assessment and evaluation assist in defining and promoting internationalization in higher education?" This publication is an outgrowth of their work.
Part I defines assessment and evaluation, internationalization, globalization, and a general strategy that is often a part of conducting assessment.
Part II provides information about and links to a variety of existing resources to assist international educators in improving their assessment and evaluation skills and practice.
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