Assess teaching

Reporting product analysis results

STEP 7. Analyze the data

There are a variety of approaches for analyzing student products.   Three useful approaches are comparing student products with quality standards, writing narrative descriptions, or subjectively assessing quality. [more]

STEP 8. Make conclusions

Evaluate your results based on how well they answer your central questions and make conclusions based on the objectives of your analysis.  A product analysis can tell you when learning is not going as intended, while other assessment methods-feedback devices, surveys, document analysis-can provide additional insight.   When assessing teaching, conclusions are likely to be fairly simple and straight forward. [more]

STEP 9. Report results

For teachers, reporting results may be as simple as sharing the conclusions with students and colleagues.   Be sure to report noticeable response patterns, your general impressions, and how results will be used to make course improvements.  

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