ERIC Number: ED222551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Interaction of Evaluation and Policy: Case Reports from State Education Agencies.
Smith, Nick L., Ed.; Caulley, Darrel N., Ed.
The nature of educational evaluation and its interaction with policy in six state departments of education is examined. Case reports of research and evaluation units are presented for Virginia (by Gerald W. Bracey), Michigan (by David L. Donovan and Stanley A. Rumbaugh), Washington (by Alfred F. Rasp, Jr.), South Carolina (by Paul D. Sandifer), Wisconsin (by James H. Gold), and Oregon (by Gordon Ascher). Analyses and commentaries on the common themes of the reports include "Policy and Evaluation: A Conceptual Study," by Thomas F. Green and "The Context of Evaluation Practice in State Departments of Education," by Nick L. Smith. Future prospects are considered in "The Need for New Approaches in State Level Evaluations," by Alexander I. Law, arguing for agency innovation, and"Problems in the Implementation and Acceptance of New Evaluation Approaches in State Departments of Education," by Norman Stenzel, summarizing barriers to the improvement of practices. (CM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Research and Instruction Units, State Programs, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Education Lab., Portland, OR. Clearinghouse for Applied Performance Testing.
Identifiers: Michigan; Oregon; Research Evaluation and Planning Units; South Carolina; Virginia; Washington; Wisconsin