ERIC Number: ED222519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
Supplementing Summative Findings with Formative Data.
Noggle, Nelson L.
This paper attempts to provide evaluators, administrators, and policy makers with the advantages of and methodology of merging formative and summative data to enhance summative evaluations. It draws on RMC Research Corporation's 1980-81 California Statewide Evaluation of Migrant Education. The concern that evaluations typically fail to obtain the "real story" was the underlying challenge for the approach used. The aggregate of 22 separate formative field studies was merged with the typical summative data base. The formative studies were compelling qualitative efforts in and of themselves; hence, they provided excellent sources for fleshing out the skeletal results from the summative effort. As a result, practitioners at all levels have accepted and are using the evaluation findings. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Aggregation (Data); California Assessment Program; California Statewide Evaluation of Migrant Educ; Evaluation Reports
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).