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ERIC Number: ED052909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 8
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A Measure of the Appropriateness of Data Collection Techniques for Classroom Decision-Making.
Robbins, Edward L.
The relationship between the importance of the objectives of a public school reading program and the extent of data collection efforts pertaining to these objectives was examined. The purpose of the study was to determine if the information collected was sufficient for teachers to make a continuous evaluation of the program's ability to meet the objectives. An instrument containing 102 reading objectives, the Reading Objective Information Inventory (ROII), was administered to 24 elementary teachers in 11 schools. Sixty objectives in the ROII were delineated as "important", and the availability of information to measure the achievement of these 60 objectives was assessed. Results showed that (1) the relationship between the importance of the objectives and the overall availability of information to measure their achievement correlated .55; (2) in evaluating the effectiveness of data collection for each of the objectives, only nine objectives reflected a significant relationship between importance and data availability; (3) in comparing the differences in data collection effectiveness among three kinds of objectives (word recognition, comprehension, and work study skills), the proportion of comprehension objectives with a significant importance-availability relationship was significantly higher than for word recognition or work study skills objectives. (VJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971