ERIC Number: ED030949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Changing Concepts of Educational Evaluation.
Tyler, Ralph W.
The acceleration of educational research has resulted in an array of concepts, research instruments, and methods which demand clarification and integration, because new conditions and assumptions have been introduced without considering their effect upon the educational process. Special attention needs to be given to the development of evaluation procedures for such objects as the educational progress of large populations, educational innovations and the utility of the instruments by which they are evaluated, the use of various forms of factor analysis, the educability of humans generally, the whole area of diagnostic testing, the role of the learner, and the nature of knowledge. If educational evaluation is to make a positive contribution, it must be in harmony with the basic assumptions of educational programs already in operation. (JK)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Factor Analysis, Learning Processes, Measurement
Rand McNally & Company, Box 7600, Chicago, Illinois 60680 (Complete document 102 pages, $2.00).
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Note: Pages 13-18 in PERSPECTIVES OF CURRICULUM EVALUATION, AERA Monograph Series on Curriculum Evaluation, edited by Ralph W. Tyler, And Others, Rand McNally & Co., Chicago, 1967.