ERIC Number: ED036873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Comments on Professor Gagne's Paper Entitled "Instructional Variables and Learning Outcomes." Center for the Study of Evaluation of Instructional Programs Occasional Report No. 18.
Professor Postman is in agreement with Professor Gagne's view that valid measurement of learning outcomes is an essential part of the evaluation of educational systems. The paper stresses that the categorization of outcomes and measuring operations should be regarded as flexible heuristic devices, and that it is desirable to guard against the risk of standardization. It also discusses the classes of outcomes distinguished in experimental investigation, and focuses on the selection of operations which will both avoid distortion of measurement and distinguish the outcomes under study from the action of other variables. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: Paper from the Proceedings of the Symposium on Problems in the Evaluation of Instruction, Los Angeles, California, December 13--15, 1967