ERIC Number: ED194557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Intermediate Educational Service Agency Evaluation: Levels of Program Objectives and Associated Evaluation Methods.
Drezek, Stan; Roecks, Alan L.
How the "Levels of Program Objectives Model" (LPOM) can be used to carry out objectives-based evaluation is explained. The LPOM explains the relationship between an instructional program of a district and various programs supporting the district program. The evolution of an objective-based evaluation approach within the context of an intermediate educational service agency serving 50 school districts in South Central Texas is summarized. A model for conceptualizing program objectives into hierarchical levels and focusing evaluation on priority objectives is described. Evaluation methods feasible for objectives at each level of the model are listed and divided into suggested and other approaches. Example priority objectives, evaluation questions, and resulting evalution products taken from ongoing evaluations illustrate the use of the levels of program objectives model and its associated methods. The model has been used to successfully classify over 800 objectives, and has been useful in breaking down common communication barriers in objectives clarification. In addition, the model has the potential to be an effective training guide in an objectives-based setting. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Instruction, Intermediate Administrative Units, Measurement Objectives, Models, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Regional Programs, School Districts, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas (South)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Evaluation Network (6th, Memphis, TN, September 29-October 1, 1980).