ERIC Number: ED104926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Methodology for School Practices.
Cooley, William W.
This paper deals with two fundamental problems that are embedded in the evaluation of school practices: (1) attributing value to outcome measures, and (2) attributing outcomes to particular practices. Ways of generating evidence regarding the value of an outcome are discussed, particularly longitudinal research that clarifies the causal relations that exist between an educational outcome and subsequent events. As far as attributing outcomes to practices is concerned, it is recommended that the instructional practices under investigation be considered as domains of observable dimensions that can explain variation in student outcomes, rather than as a set of discrete, unique practices. A model is called for that can guide the further development of such dimensions. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, La., Sept. 1975)