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A Structure and Scheme for the Evaluation of Innovative Programs. The EPIC Brief, Issue No. 2.
Objective evaluation of school programs is a process in which a school staff collects information used to provide feedback as to whether or not a given set of objectives has been met. The Evaluative Programs for Innovativ e Curriculums (EPIC) four-step scheme of objective evaluation is based on a three-dimensional structure of variables influencing instructional programs: (1) The Instructional Dimension (organization, content, method, facilities, cost); (2) The Institutional Dimension (student, teacher, administrator, educational specialist, family, community); (3) The Behavioral Dimension (psychomotor domain, affective domain, cognitive domain). Step 1 (Planned Program) involves identification of the variables felt to be affecting the instructional program under consideration, the combining of variables into factors (one variable from each dimension), the writing of behavioral objectives, and the development of the evaluative design. Step 2 is program description and data gathering; Step 3, data analysis; and Step 4, the decisionmaking recycling process. (The EPIC scheme is illustrated through description of its application fo a specific program which has undergone evaluation.) (JS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Guides, Instructional Programs, Program Evaluation, Research Design
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