Accepted Manuscript (AM) Citation: Smith, David I., Beth Green, Mia Kurkechian & Albert Cheng. “Assessing Christian Learning: Towards a Practices-Based Approach to Faith, Vocation, and Assessment.” International Journal of Christianity & Education 25, Issue 2 (2021): 1-15
This essay proposes that efforts at assessing the contribution of faith-based schools to faith formation be grounded in an account of student vocation framed by Christian practices. We identify gaps in research on assessment of school effectiveness and suggest that a focus on the present vocation of students may fruitfully connect faith and school-based learning practices. On this basis, we describe a framework for viewing assessment through a practices lens by identifying Christian practices that orient learning practices. We also briefly introduce the Practicing Faith Survey, a new tool based on this approach.
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