ERIC Number: ED044423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Taxonomy of Administrative Information Needs: An Aid to Educational Planning and Evaluation.
Ott, Jack M.
Earlier work by this author (ED 034 298) attempted to provide a framework to aid project directors in planning change under Title I of ESEA. The present study attempts to develop a classification system (Taxonomy of Administrative Information Needs) to help evaluators and administrators anticipate information needs related to the decision making process. According to the taxonomy, an evaluation team assists the administrator by examining the target, general policies, objectives, program, resources, schedules, and program policy for internal and external inconsistencies or problems. The taxonomy suggests that information relevant to a decision may include the effects desired, changes suggested, strategies others have used, etc. The earlier classification system for decision situations and the Taxonomy of Administrative Information Needs should greatly facilitate the work of evaluation teams by providing pertinent information related to decision making. There is still, however, little direct help for the evaluator in determining where and how to gather information. Additional research and development in these areas as well as testing and refining of the proposed taxonomy and classification system is needed. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/RF)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Note: Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 1970