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ERIC Number: ED031225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Pages: 32
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The Development of a Plan for Evaluating an Orientation to College Course.
Paulson, Bruce L.
A plan to evaluate a college-orientation course required of new freshmen at Mt. San Antonio College was developed. It was designed to help students adjust to college, evaluate their interests and abilities, determine realistic vocational goals, and develop effective educational plans. Opportunities for close personal relationships between students and counselors were also provided. Pertinent literature indicated that evaluation, to be meaningful, must be integrated into the development of the course. Requisites for evaluation included: stating course objectives in terms of specific student behavior; evaluation of objectives in terms of student relevance; and determining measurable behavioral changes students would exhibit. Since, because of its loose structure, a rigorous evaluation plan could not be applied to this course, the new plan allowed for course revision as well as evaluation. The plan was comprised of the following developmental stages: stimulate staff to take action by preparing pertinent curriculum data; formulate specific behavioral objectives; establish a way to account for specific behavior of students; delineate teaching techniques that provide motivation, outlining goals, organizing instruction, and grading assignments against an established criterion; develop a pre- and post-test instrument tied to the objectives; and design a student evaluation tool. [Not available in hard copy because of marginal legibility of original.] (MB)
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Identifiers - Location: California