ERIC Number: ED037789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-2
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Assessment of the Effects of the Probe System.
Baker, Eva L.
This paper is concerned with objectives-based evaluation and alternative ways in which a system of objectives and test items might contribute to school programs. In the first study, teachers, parents, and students were involved in the needs assessment phase of educational evaluation with the use of behavioral objectives. All three were first asked to rate the importance of each objective for their school situation. Each group was then asked questions pertaining to these objectives. Among the results was a tendency for both parents and students to mis-predict pupil achievement. Teachers made relatively good predictions. The purpose of the second study was to compare the performance of learners taught by teachers trained or not trained by a three day PROBE institute in the use of behavioral objectives. A three day workshop was held for 27 fourth grade social science teachers. To assess the effects of the workshop, a performance test was used where six objectives assembled for fourth grade social science were employed. No significant differences were found between students of the trained and untrained teachers. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.; American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970