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ERIC Number: ED036830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-3
Pages: 23
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A Rationale and Methodology for Designing Logical Evaluations for School Programs. Research Study Series, 1967--68.
Nivette, James D.
Educational evaluation and design are discussed. Five essential steps in evaluation are: (1) define educational objectives in behavioral terms, (2) translate the objective into descriptions of behavior, (3) identify situations in which the designated behavior can be observed, (4) establish an interpretative device which can measure the desired growth and, (5) state conclusions regarding the extent to which the objectives were achieved. Two tables which present alternative methods for simple evaluation procedure designs are included. The development of objectives is also discussed. Objectives should: (1) describe what the student does, (2) describe conditions under which his performance can be observed, and (3) define the standards the student must meet. The evaluative process itself in the evaluation of school programs is considered next. Five evaluative designs are discussed including the use of control groups and standardized tests. Evaluative criteria dealing with interest might employ questionnaires, attendance records, case studies, etc.; a list of standardized tests, including personality, interest and achievement tests which are useful in evaluation. Lastly, a statistical refresher containing definitions of measurement terms and a discussion of the nature and purposes of statistics in relation to evaluation designs is given. (Author/EW)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.