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Evaluating Progress Toward the Satisfaction of Needs

by Verner M. Sims - 1953

A program for evaluating the progress being made in learning is inherent in any intelligently planned teaching-learning situation. Educational evaluation is a matter of passing judgment on the learnings of pupils and is done for the purpose of aiding in pupil growth. As such, it is an integral part of the process of learning and teaching. Without it, both teacher and student work in the dark, and ineffective learning will surely result. The issue is not one of whether we should evaluate; it is one of how best to do it.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 52, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 9, 1953, p. 251-273
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20126, Date Accessed: 10/20/2021 4:11:26 AM

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  • Verner Sims
    University of Alabama
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    VERNER M. SIMS is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama.
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