ERIC Number: ED098196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Determining Educational Goal Priorities in a Secondary School. Report No. 92.
McGuire, Thomas C.; Petrosko, Joseph M.
This report describes the first field test of the goals in a secondary school environment to give decision makers insight into school priorities in relation to educational objectives. One hundred eight-five students, teachers, and parents from a suburban secondary school rated educational goals on a five-point scale. Four groups of subjects each rated sets of about 60 goals; one group of subjects rated a set of 64 more general "supergoals"; and one group of students rated the complete set of 234 goals. Students, teachers, and parents tended to attach similar importance to the same goals. Goals in nonacademic areas were uniformly rated high while several academic areas fared poorly in the ratings. Item samplings of goals resulted in rating comparable to a procedure where item sampling was not used. Students who rated small decks of goals rated them about the same as those who rated an entire set of goals. Rating given to supergoals were in many cases significantly different from mean ratings of the goals subsumed under them. Subjects agreed that many types of individuals should participate in the goal rating process. (Mean ratings for supergoals and goals are appended, and a three-item bibliography is included.) (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.