ERIC Number: ED251507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Wagging the Dog, Carting the Horse: Testing and Improving Schools. Summary of Conference Proceedings. Research into Practice Project.
Herman, Joan; And Others
The purpose of the conference, "Wagging the Dog, Carting the Horse: Testing vs. Improving California Schools," was to discuss alternative perspectives on testing and evaluation in education and their role in improving teaching and learning. Four papers were presented: (1) "Using Educational Evaluation for the Improvement of California Schools," by Elliot Eisner; (2) "Evaluating Educational Quality: A Rational Design," by Eva L. Baker; (3) "The Influence of Testing on Teaching and Learning," by Norman Frederiksen; and (4) "Beyond Outcome Measures: An Agenda for School Improvement," by John Goodlad. These papers, and the small group discussions at the conference, are summarized in this paper. The conference participants are listed, and the conference program is appended. (BW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: The conference was sponsored jointly by the UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation and the UCLA Laboratory in School and Community Education (Santa Monica, CA, June 7, 1984). For related document, see TM 850 020.