ERIC Number: ED230570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Standards: Comments from Israel.
The majority of "The Standards for Evaluations of Programs, Projects, and Materials" (SEPPM) turns out to be helpful for Israeli evaluators in checking their working plans and reviewing evaluation studies. Nevertheless, the lack of overriding rationale or of theoretical anchors for the SEPPM creates difficulties in adapting them to local situations which are not directly covered in the book. It would be useful to provide a more precise definition about what is a legitimate object of evaluation. A comprehensive statement about the foundations of the ethical standards would facilitate extrapolation to cases which are not specified in the SEPPM. Israeli evaluators are not expected to be active in promoting the implementation of their recommendation to the degree suggested by the SEPPM; the utilization of study results are mediated through an academic filter operated by the Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Education. Evaluation is usually conducted in a bureaucratic setting and therefore management procedures applicable to such a setting should be fully implemented in evaluation studies. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Israel; Joint Committee on Standards for Educ Evaluation; Standards for Evaluation Educ Prog Proj Materials
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).