ERIC Number: ED183612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Educational Evaluation 1979: A View from NIE.
Stalford, Charles B.
The Testing, Assessment, and Evaluation Division (TAE) of the National Institute of Education was created during a reorganization in 1978. Some of TAE's activities have included: identifying research needs; long-range planning for federally-sponsored evaluation research; reviewing evaluation methodologies; comparing local vs. large national evaluation projects; and monitoring ongoing evaluation research and testing programs. TAE has prepared a planning paper, "Why Study Evaluation?," which discusses three areas of concern: (1) assistance to decision makers to become better consumers of educational evaluations; (2) technical issues concerning evaluation methodology; and (3) the political context of evaluation, which includes the role of the evaluator in program improvement. Current field evaluations focus on two urban improvement programs, Cities in Schools and Push for Excellence. Diverse approaches are likely to be taken in evaluating these programs. ("Why Study Evaluation?" is appended). (GDC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cities in Schools; National Institute of Education; Push for Excellence Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evaluation Network (5th, Cincinnati, OH, September 24-25, 1979); Appendix is marginally legible