ERIC Number: ED042028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Evaluation in the Decision-Making Process. Center Occasional Paper No. 5.
Coster, John K.; Morgan, Robert L.
In this model for program planning and evaluation, the State Director of Vocational Education acts as the chief program manager or decision-maker. In addition, a program evaluator manages an information system which provides the decision-maker with a means of assessing the efficacy of the course he has chosen. Elements of the model include individual attributes, needs of society, vocational education goals and objectives, operational procedures, material and human resources, and actual outcomes or products of the program. Evaluation may be in terms of an appraisal of the process, or it may be directed toward an appraisal of the outcomes. The decision-maker is responsible for administrative functions, such as allocating resources and ordering objectives into a hierarchy, while the program evaluator is responsible for the management system. This model, which may be used at any level, illustrates the information that must be provided by the program administrator to the decision-maker if appropriate alternatives are to be selected, objectives attained, and goals realized. Evaluation is a key element in progress and goal realization. (SB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.