ERIC Number: ED087826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Abstracts of Research and Evaluation Reports, 1972-73.
Dallas Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
The material contained in this publication abstracts the major reports prepared by the Department of Research and Evaluation during the 1972-73 school year. The major purposes of the Research and Evaluation Department of the Dallas Independent School District are to provide useful information to decision-makers and to serve as an accountability agent. The process requires cooperative action by decision-makers (i.e., curriculum developers, teachers, and administrators) and evaluators. The evaluator has four broad obligations in the evaluation process: to focus on evaluative information to be provided; to collect, organize, and analyze this information; to administer evaluative activities; and to provide relevant evaluative feedback to decision-makers at all levels. To provide these evaluation processes, the District's Department of Research and Evaluation is organized into three branches. The first, System-Wide Testing, is responsible for the design and implementation of the District's system-wide norm-referenced and criterion-referenced testing programs. The second, System-Wide Evaluation, performs the longitudinal and cross-sectional research and evaluation necessary to supply major District decision-makers with information about the overall functioning of the District's programs. The third, Developmental Project Evaluation, evaluates specific developmental projects to ascertain the effectsof those projects on developing specific student abilities in areas that generally need additional mediation to that which is provided by the District's general academic program. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Annual Reports, Career Development, Compensatory Education, Educational Development, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Programs, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Programs, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Testing Programs
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dallas Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas