ERIC Number: ED041053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
State Education Department Leadership in Project and Regional Evaluation Systems.
O'Reilly, Robert P.
The New York State Education Department's state-wide testing program using the Pupil Evaluation Program (PEP) is shown to be generally inadequate for judging program or school effectiveness, or for making decisions which would allow improvements in program effectiveness. The Comprehensive Achievement Monitoring (CAM) system can, however, be adapted to meet the information needs at different levels. Several experimental programs in which CAM models have been developed and implemented are described. Included are the use of CAM in research and development, demonstration projects in which CAM is utilized for course revision in convention classroom instruction, CAM combinations with other evaluative techniques for the purpose of evaluation of the work of individual students, and the use of CAM and small computers to evaluate student progress and assign students to instructional treatments. Finally, the support activities of the State Education Department to local school districts in the areas of program evaluation and management of the instructional process are outlined. (DG)
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Course Evaluation, Diagnostic Tests, Disadvantaged, Earth Science, Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation Methods, General Science, Individualized Instruction, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, School Effectiveness, Slow Learners, Speech Handicaps, Speech Improvement, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Testing
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Comprehensive Achievement Monitoring (CAM); New York State Education Department; Pupil Evaluation Program
Note: From Symposium "Designing Instructional Systems with Longitudinal Testing Using Item Sampling Techniques" (Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March, 1970)