ERIC Number: ED038040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Practices Used in the Selection of Educational Materials and Equipment.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Communications.; New York State Univ. System, Albany.; Educational Products Information Exchange Inst., Stony Brook, NY.
To determine how the state department of education may increase its usefulness to local agencies in the process of evaluating and selecting educational products, representatives in each state of the Association of Chief State School Audio-Visual Officers and the coordinator for each state of activities under Title III of the National Defense Education Act were contacted. More than 150 reports or statements were received, evaluated, and coded as to the nature of materials being evaluated, of persons making judgments, and of procedures used. The coded materials were used to prepare examples of differing selection practices encountered during the survey, and were used to provide a description of present practices in evaluation for selection and use--how school decision makers decide which materials to use for instruction. Information received in the course of the survey is reported under three major categories: selection of textbooks, including any supplementary materials offered as part of the textbook program; selection of other supplementary materials--additional books, films, kits, exhibits, etc.; and selection of equipment. A state of the art paper is included. (Author/SP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Communications.; New York State Univ. System, Albany.; Educational Products Information Exchange Inst., Stony Brook, NY.