ERIC Number: ED027633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Operational Application of the Stufflebeam-Guba CIPP Model for Evaluation.
Randall, Robert S.
This Stufflebeam-Guba CIPP type model for the evaluation of innovations in education attempts to maximize the effectiveness of critical decisions through the timely reporting of relevant information in a useful form to appropirate levels of decision making. Evaluation is thus seen as the combination of effective decisions based on timely, relevant information. The system focuses on four classes of decisions and is designed to yield four kinds of information to serve those decision situations. These four kinds of evaluation are context evaluation, design evaluation, process evaluation, and product evaluation. Context evaluation consists of planning decisions and the context information that serves them. It deals with the setting of priorities and the selection of strategies. Design evaluation entails structuring decisions which depend on design information. In this phase, objectives are specified and means to attain them are selected. Process evaluation deals with the possible need to restructure the program after results of pilot testing and previous evaluations are in. Product evaluation considers evidence about the program's effectiveness in attaining its overall goals. Problems in applying this system might include identifying decisions and decision makers, timing decisions, identifying relevant information, and reporting information in a useful form. (TT)
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Identifiers: Context Input Process Product Evaluation Model
Note: Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Educ. Res. Assn. (Los Angeles, Calif., February, 1969).