ERIC Number: ED041935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Synergistic Relation Between Teachers and Evaluation.
Gorth, William Phillip
The relation between teaching activities and evaluation is often hampered by test results returned which are too late to be of use, are difficult to interpret, or poorly correlated with curricular objectives. A synergistic relation, on the other hand, can produce greater student learning than either teacher or evaluation can produce alone. Evaluation is more useful to teachers if it is focused on teacher concerns about current curriculum, about students, and about class achievement. Comprehensive Achievement Monitoring (CAM) accomplishes the goal of such a synergistic relation by leading the teacher to decisions which define the curriculum and set priorities for information collection. Repeated estimates of students' achievement before instruction, immediately post-instruction, and retention on all major behavioral objectives for a course are provided. Hence enough quick and useful information is available to be used in curriculum revision. Five applications based on such evaluative reporting are noted. (ES)
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Sponsor: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
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Identifiers: Comprehensive Achievement Monitoring
Note: From symposium "Designing Instructional Systems with Longitudinal Testing Using Item Sampling Techniques." (Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn. March 1970)