ERIC Number: ED037826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Comments on Professor Bloom's Paper Entitled "Toward a Theory of Testing Which Includes Measurement-Evaluation-Assessment."
Glass, Gene V.
The objective of evaluation in education is distinct from the objectives of measurement and assessment or testing. Accordingly, a synthesis of the three procedures into a single theory is not viable. Evaluation is a method of gathering empirical evidence for decision making by answering questions about the worth of educational materials, activities, and programs. Testing, with its emphasis on measuring and predicting human characteristics, supports evaluative efforts but the relationship is one of assistance and not identify. A related document is EA 002 819. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: From the Proceedings of Symposium on Problems in the Evaluation of Instruction (Los Angeles, December 1967)