ERIC Number: ED220537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Uses of Data to Improve Instruction in Local School Districts: Problems and Possibilities.
Williams, Richard C.; Bank, Adrianne
An investigation of how some school districts construct and maintain needed links between evaluation/testing and curricular/instructional activities is presented. Researchers must build on the twin strands of research about school and school district organization and developments in testing, evaluation methodology. School district characteristics which might inhibit data use include loose organizational coupling, teacher isolation, permeable organizational boundaries and goal ambiguity. Using information from previous studies, four school districts which link evaluation and instruction were selected for intensive study. Specific information about one of the four school districts is presented in this paper. This case study is used to demonstrate that the elements of ideas, operations and coordinating mechanisms are necessary for linking testing, evaluation and instruction subsystems. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers: Evaluation Utilization; Linkage
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evaluation Research Society (Arlington, VA, November 21, 1980).