ERIC Number: ED236159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Phase II: Final Evaluation Report of Minimum Competency Testing Clarification Process.
Estes, Gary D.; Demaline, Randy
On July 8, 9 and 10, 1981 the National Institute of Education (NIE) sponsored a "hearing" on minimum competency testing (MCT). The hearing, which was to clarify issues related to MCT, was modeled after adversarial and judicial evaluation approaches. The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory was responsible for the overall evaluation which was divided into two phases: a process evaluation and an outcome evaluation of the Clarification Process. This report incorporates findings from Phases I and II. It appears that the Clarification Process is a viable approach for studying major education or policy issues. The information produced from this application appears to be most useful for summative or general information purposes. It is recommended that future studies or efforts attempt to begin addressing the extent to which the adversarial nature of the Clarification Process, rather than individuals' testimony and videotape presentations, contributed to the positive evaluations of the Clarification Process. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Adversary Evaluation Model; Judicial Evaluation Approach
Note: Appendices A-D contain small print. For related documents, see ED 214 999-215 002.