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You Say Ee-ther and I Say Eye-ther: Clarifying Assessment and Evaluation

Sunday, June 27, 2010

George and Ira Gershwin's timeless lyrics from the 1937 film, "Shall We Dance," have Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers lamenting different pronunciations of the same words: "You say ee-ther and I say eye-ther, you say nee-ther and I say ny-ther. Ee-ther, eye-ther, nee-ther, ny-ther. Let's call the whole thing off!"

Discussion of the concepts of educational assessment and educational evaluation often leave instructors wondering if the differences between these terms are

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