Authors: Dr. Betsy Orr
Abstract: Using Assessment Data such as S.W.O.T. analysis, surveys, and test scores can be the driving force for implementing change and improving student achievement. Focused groups and S.W.O.T. analyses reveal strengths and weaknesses in a teacher education program. Adjustments can then be made to curriculum, internships, learning activities, education policies, etc. Major improvements to a program can be a direct result of using assessment data.
Keywords: assessment; focused groups; S.W.O.T. analysis