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ERIC Number: ED023727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-8
Pages: 20
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Conceptual Problems.
Foley, Walter J.
A systems theory approach to information requirements in education and in evaluation strategies is applied to decision making. Educational decision making itself involves long range planning, system structuring to implement goals, system allocation (cost), and system monitoring which provides the feedback. Each level requires differential information about such classification areas as curriculum, pupil, staff, finance, facility, and community. For the evaluation process a methodology is proposed that meets information needs by providing (1) data elements based on a common definition of each category, (2) a "picture of the relationships between data content across classification areas," (3) information on multiple questions across these areas, and (4) alternatives of cost, practice, and procedure. This theoretical structure is applied to both the evaluative and the decision-making process in educational programs. (NH)
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Note: Paper presented at a symposium on the Assessment of the Impact of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, February 8, 1968.