ERIC Number: ED053904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Evaluator's Profile and Selection Procedures.
A profile of Title I and III reading program evaluators from data collected on a survey of 299 evaluators was made. The survey consisted of four sections: (1) The Evaluator--information on his educational background and training and on the programs with which he was connected; (2) Data Collection--information on the sorts of data the evaluator collected; (3) Reporting--information on the nature of the reports made and for whom they were intended; and (4) Tests--information on the types of tests used in the evaluations. Surprisingly few (30.4 percent) of the evaluators had had any formal course work in evaluation, yet 79.3 percent were responsible for writing evaluation reports, and the majority were responsible for evaluating objectives of projects, instructional procedures, materials, and staff. The majority of the evaluators developed criteria for evaluation from information from local teachers and consultants. It was questionable whether the teachers were actually evaluated. Most evaluation data came from examination of testing programs which are described in detail. Most reports were to state departments of education and most were written only to meet federal regulations. Tables of data, the survey, and survey responses are included. (AL)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, National Surveys, Profiles, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Reading Programs, Reading Tests
Reading Program, School of Education, 202 Pine Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. 47401 ($0.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Measurement and Evaluation Center in Reading Education.