ERIC Number: ED041933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Using Questionnaire Data to Revise Curriculum Materials.
Kurfman, Dana G.
The need to evaluate course materials developed by the High School Geography Project led to the development of an evaluation strategy. Test data was of little use in identifying problems or in suggesting revisions in curriculum, but questionnaire information was useful in rating the effectiveness of the material. There are four critical stages in this evaluation strategy: the organizational stage, (identification of the key elements); the criteria stage (questionnaires on interest, effectiveness, significance, clarity, and sufficiency); interpretation (when judgments must be made about levels of positive response); and, finally, directive reporting of the results that makes clear the changes needed in the materials. Although the effectiveness of this strategy can be assessed by obtaining positiveness scores on a revised unit, a more significant possibility would be the development of norms by which to interpret questionnaire responses. However, the first method has indicated gains in student interest on 14 activities, all but 3 being significant. (PR)
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Identifiers: High School Geography Project
Note: From symposium "Evaluation of New Social Studies Curriculum Projects" (Annual meeting American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn., March 1970)