ERIC Number: ED228284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Considerations in Deciding on a District Management Strategy for Linking Testing and Evaluation Practices with Instructional Change.
The process of developing a testing/evaluation/instruction management subsystem that will be uniquely suited to the specific situation of a given district requires a decision to use a strategy for instructional change in which data from testing and evaluation would play a major role. Considerations that might go into such a decision involve some of the elements of an analytic framework specified by Bank and Williams (1981). Major questions are: (1) whether a testing/evaluation/instruction management strategy is worth the effort; (2) what opportunities and constraints are posed by the relevant environments and how will these environments shape the strategy; (3) what ideas related to testing and evaluation run consistently through the district; and (4) what effect would these ideas have on strategy choice and implementation. Further considerations are the operational elements necessary to implement a management subsystem, the formal and informal structures that will serve as coordinating mechanisms to make testing and evaluation useful to teachers, and the impact of the subsystem on instruction. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.