ERIC Number: ED034709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Research and Evaluation at John Adams High School.
Adams High School, Portland, OR.
We at Adams have committed ourselves (1) to search for new ways to make the inquiry into our own activities and the evaluation of our programs relevant and consistent with our notions of humanistic and personal education, and (2) to seek a mechanism for using research and evaluation to improve the operation of the school at every level and for generating data which is generalizable to other schools. The entire staff has the obligation to formulate and seek convincing answers to questions regarding behavioral objectives, evidence to be accepted as indicative of success or failure, and means of obtaining such evidence so that it may be meaningful to others. Much activity will be for on-line decision-making (daily operational decisions), e.g., matching an individual with an appropriate learning experience to achieve a certain goal. (For such decisions a comprehensive data bank is a needed support system.) It is anticipated that Adams will be a desirable site for the carefully controlled testing of a whole range of ideas, from new instructional packages to hypotheses about new administrative arrangements. A set of committees is envisioned to elicit, screen, and develop ideas into projects or proposals and to act as a regulatatory board. An effort will also be made to document the evolution of the Adams experiment historically and to explore different procedures for such documentation. Such longitudinal records will require setting up a schedule and periodic data gathering. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Adams High School, Portland, OR.