ERIC Number: ED208007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of Evaluation Results in Joint Policy Making.
Policy-making problems being faced in Louisiana regarding the testing of handicapped students within a state mandated minimum competency testing program are dealt with. The decision-making process is complicated by the fact that two groups (staff administering the test and staff administering programs for the handicapped) with differing orientations must jointly decide on the most feasible, ethical, and legal policies for testing handicapped students. The major contributions of the evaluator in this process are described, as is the evaluation itself. The point is made that although the evaluation provides a forum for classifying the needs of policy-making groups and for objectively assessing those needs, the evaluator may actually provide the stimulus for developing the policies. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evaluation Utilization; Louisiana
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).