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ERIC Number: ED105567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 14
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The Theoretical Basis for Formative Evaluation.
Churchman, David; And Others
One part of the work being done at the Center for the Study of Evaluation has been the development of kits to assist the staffs of elementary schools wishing to conduct evaluations. The third kit in the series provides specific techniques for conducting a formative evaluation, which includes verifying the extent to which a program has been installed as planned and improving the extent to which objectives are achieved. This paper discusses the relationship between the activities called for in the kit and the definition of evaluation as the process of selecting, collecting, analyzing, and reporting information for educational decision-making. Issues raised by evaluation theorists such as problems of objectivity, setting criteria, units of analysis, sampling, unanticipated outcomes, and continuous feedback used to expand this definition as it applies to formative evaluation are also treated in the paper. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (60th, Washington, D.C., March 31-April 4, 1975)