ERIC Number: ED041957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Achievement Monitoring Via Item Sampling (Revised).
Romberg, Thomas A.
As a new program is developed, information must be collected to identify weaknesses, to guide the staff in the revision process, and to formulate decision-making procedures, i.e., formative evaluation techniques are essential. A set of criteria for the information needed in formative evaluation is set-up and a practical strategy for meeting these criteria is described. It is suggested that the ideas of achievement monitoring, time series experimental design, and item sampling be jointly applied. Such a procedure has been utilized for a formative evaluation of a new sixth grade arithmetic program. This evaluation, including suggestions for its improvement, is described in detail. An example Patterns in Arithmetic test with item profiles over time, is appended. (DG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: From symposium "Some Methodological Consideration in Curriculum Evaluation," American Educational Research Association Meeting, Minneapolis, Minn., March 1970