ERIC Number: ED038710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-4
Reference Count: 0
Objective Based Evaluation: Macro-Evaluation.
Skager, Rodney W.
Tests are used in four ways: (1) to select; (2) to give rewards or punishments; (3) as tools in the instructional process; and (4) as macro-evaluation of instructional programs and systems. The Program for Research on Objective Based Evaluation (PROBE) is directed at developing prototypic evaluation systems in the reading area for both classroom feedback and macro-evaluation. PROBE materials and procedures are now being developed and will include the following: (1) a complete file of reading objectives covering grades K-6, plus additional objectives involving remedial instruction; (2) a bank of measures of specific reading skills; and (3) a classification system designed to aid the user in finding the particular sets of needed objectives quickly. The PROBE system can be used in both large and small systems. The objective based evaluation systems must be flexible to provide a variety of patterns of use, in terms of content, sequencing, and generality of measurement. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.; American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970