ERIC Number: ED110508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Toward an Evaluation of Individually Guided Education.
Ashmore, William H.
This paper presents an alternative approach to evuating Individually Guided Education (IGE) which should be prerequisite to the conduct of output evaluation. To this end, it introduces a specially designed instrument, the "IGE Implementation Survey," which is capable of systematically collecting information on the degree to which schools which claim to be IGE, are actually operating in the IGE mode. The type of assessment proposed here, implementation evaluation, considers the developmental aspects of IGE. As such it provides improvement-oriented information to decision-makers which allows them to document where they are in implementing the IGE system, and to identify program areas where modifications and improvements are needed. To be sure of its proper role and function, it is important to note that implementation evaluation of IGE does not preclude, nor does it substitute for output evaluation. Rather it should be considered a refinement of and prerequisite to output evaluation in that it allows for analyses and interpretations of program output within the context of possible differentiated levels of the independent variable (IGE) which may exist. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Management and Planning Services.