ERIC Number: ED048325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
School Administrators View Affective Behavior as an Educational Product.
Woolley, Dale; Patalino, Marianne
The Elementary School Evaluation Kit has been devised as an aid in evaluating student performance levels across a wide range of concepts and skills, interpreting the resultant data, and providing a basis for valid decisions aimed at improving the students' performance. Included in the kit are needs analysis procedures that enable a principal to identify and evaluate educational goals for a given school. This section of the kit was field tested by gathering data concerning the attitudes of members of the school community toward 106 educational goals that attempt to encompass the full range of student behavior. A limited sample of teachers, parents and administrators rated the importance of the goals, which were classified as cognitive or affective. The data indicated that all groups viewed affective goals as among the most important school-produced outcomes, implying that schools should begin to attend to the affective domain as well as to the cognitive, which goals receive greatest attention at the moment. However, the data was obtained primarily to test the data gathering procedures and not to determine administrators' opinions about affective goals. These data gathering procedures will eventually be used to amass more adequate data about and to solve problems in the measurement and diagnosis of student performance in affective areas. (PR)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Cognitive Processes, Conferences, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Measurement Techniques, Principals, Rating Scales, School Administration
ED 039 622, October 1970 Research in Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers: School Evaluation Project
Note: Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California, April 1970