Computer Science Department
James Madison University
Centro de Investigación en Educación de Calidad
Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador
THE FIFTH GENERATION OF EVALUATION: EVALUATING FOR QUALITY
This paper is the summary of more than twenty years of work, search, inquiry, and passion for all aspects of evaluation in academic settings. The authors have always understood the “Fifth Generation of Evaluation” as “Evaluating for Quality.” When the authors think of the daring cognitive notion of advancing a “Fifth Generation of Evaluation”, it is not with the intention of disavowing or disqualify the prior four generations, on the contrary, the intention is to contribute, based upon our experiences, with useful elements of analysis that will allow us to find common venues to solidify future evaluation processes [Muñoz, 2010].