ERIC Number: ED084268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-30
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Preliminary Report: Florida's Plan for Educational Assessment.
Christian, Floyd T.
A plan for educational assessment is presented which focuses upon three interdependent aspects of a management control system: input, process, and output. Input encompasses the provision, allocation, and assignment of resources, both human and material; process concerns the application and utilization of these resources in ways that will produce changes in students or staff; and output is the behavior resulting from the process. A three-phase model is presented that is to extend over a period of from five to seven years. During Phase One--Product Assessment--a study of output from educational programs will be initiated and instruments developed for monitoring the discrepancies between "what is" and "what should be." In Phase Two-Cost Analysis (input assessment), a method for developing cost data for the state education system will be specified. Phase Three--Process Assessment--will be concerned with determining ways of modifying the functional relationship between input (resources) and output (student performance) to reduce discrepancies identified. The proposed plan is expected to lead to the establishment of accountability for educational outcomes. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida