The Instructional Assessment Resources (IAR) Web site provides guidance in the following areas:
Teaching assessment consists of systematically examining instruction (e.g., content delivery, teaching effectiveness, classroom management) to determine its effect or opportunities for improvement.
Student assessment involves the evaluation of student learning through assignments, exams, and portfolios.
Program evaluation is the holistic examination of an instructional program including its environment, client needs, procedures, and instructional outcomes.
Instructional technology assessment involves examining how technology impacts teaching and learning.
Educational research is a rigorous, systematic investigation of any aspect of education including student learning, teaching methods, teacher training, and classroom dynamics.