ERIC Number: ED157921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating an Instructional Program's Potential for Producing Student Proficiencies and Identifying Implementation Practices Affecting Program Delivery.
Meguro, Barbara T.
The curriculum evaluation method presented in this paper is focused on determining how an instructional program works in an attempt to explain its instructional accomplishments. The design of the evaluation separates the determination of the instructional program's potential for producing student proficiencies from the evaluation of implementation practices that affect program delivery. The method has been operationalized in conjuction with the continued, naturalistic classroom use of several instructional programs. Program-referenced tests are the key component by providing a sensitive dependent measure to isolate proficiencies gained and to examine the effects of implementation variables. Of particular concern are implementation variables that are under the control of school personnel since identification of these variables has the potential of improving instruction. Since the method is aligned with current inquiries into schooling effects, the results not only provide a specific evaluation but also contribute to the knowledge about the factors that significantly influence school learning. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Domain Referenced Tests
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Society of Educational Program Auditors and Evaluators (San Diego, California, May 11-12, 1978)