ERIC Number: ED231874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation 2083: A Hopeful View of the Future of our Profession. Publication # 82.69.
Holley, Freda M.
An optimistic creation of a desirable future for evaluators and evaluation is described. In 2083, Erica (the author's fictional evaluator) is assigned the responsibility for evaluating the education of all 3-20 year-old students in a given school area in Houston, Texas. Erica's work is divided into two parts: academic and social. Children are educated in basic skills via home computer under parental supervision. Erica collects assessments for each student (gathered at the end of each sequence of instruction) and has a skill file for each student. This profile is regularly scanned. A complete academic history is programmed and forwarded to an educational specialist, who, if needed, contacts the student or student's parent to work out a solution. Younger children receive skill development in special exploratory areas of their choice. Students age 14 and above have apprentice work activities. Erica assesses how well these experiences are going both for the student and for the employer. Once a month, Erica meets with other evaluators in her cluster. They review procedures, share evaluation results, and solve problems they have encountered. Erica meets with parents in the school to examine data and plan evaluations. With the creation of a national evaluation program, research findings are instantly disseminated nationally via electronic networks. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers: Leisure Counseling
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).