ERIC Number: ED097362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Assessment: Humanizing Decision Making.
Ryan, Thomas F.; Cruz, Josue, Jr.
A total assessment system based upon the concepts and processes dealt with in this study/action publication to help improve decision-making is presented. Three groups of people are dealt with specifically: children in the early years, (through grade three); children in the middle years, (through grade eight); and professional educators. The conclusion of the assessment process is in two parts: a decision about an individual and an analysis of the total assessment system. The decision about the individual should involve the individual and result in an educational improvement. Analysis of the system should result in an improved system. It is the responsibility of the system to assist the individual to refocus existing knowledge, attitudes and skills or develop new ones through existing in-service activities. Professional assessment depends upon the allocation of sufficient resources to do the job. It is essential to that task that professionals develop a comprehensive approach to the question. A process for getting started, some problems to avoid, and some characteristics to include have been suggested. This document is a work and study guide for teachers, parents, community groups and administrators to develop a plan of action to educate children in our society. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Improvement, Measurement, Personnel Evaluation, Teacher Role
American Association of Elementary-Kindergarten-Nursery Educators, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Stock Number 281-08904) ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Elementary, Kindergarten, and Nursery Educators, Washington, DC.