ERIC Number: ED242303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Materials for a Workshop on Using Microcomputers in Evaluation and Assessment. Paper and Report Series No. 89.
Gray, Peter J.; Deck, Dennis
This report includes a collection of workshop materials which address ways microcomputers can be used in evaluation and assessment and what basic information should be covered in introducing newcomers to the use of microcomputers. It is designed for use by experienced trainers with microcomputer experience but with few workshop support materials. The following major types of program are described: word processing; database management; electronic spreadsheets; special uses of microcomputers in evaluation and assessment (instrument generation, data collection and test scoring, statistical analysis); graphic tools; communication tools; and networking. Descriptions include a discussion of the concepts related to each program type, a sample of representative commercially-available programs, and a list of references for more information. A final chapter discusses planning for microcomputer use and outlines a three-step process to serve as a guide from the consideration of capabilities to the selection of a microcomputer system. Also included are criteria for review of professional software, a hardware specifications worksheet, hardware evaluation worksheet, and a list of families of microcomputers by software compatibility. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Research on Evaluation Program.
Identifiers: Computer Selection; Database Management Systems; Electronic Spreadsheets; Software Evaluation
Note: For related document, see IR 011 014.