ERIC Number: ED118579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Training Effectiveness and Trainee Achievement: Methodology for Measurement of Changes in Levels of Cognitive Competence. Manuals for Evaluation of Family Planning and Population Programs, Number 8.
Pasquariella, Bernard G.; Wishik, Samuel M.
This Manual has been designed to provide step-by-step guidelines for conducting an evaluation of a structured training sequence. The assessment design to be presented involves essentially: the testing of a group of trainees before and after a sequence of instruction by administration of the same set of objective-form items under structured testing conditions; and the application of a series of statistical procedures to the resultant scores and individual item responses to determine the magnitude, direction and level of Test to Retest changes in cognitive (subject matter) competence. As will be stressed repeatedly throughout the Manual, the quantitative analysis of the testing data can provide both a measure of trainee achievement and an assessment of training effectiveness, by estimating how much of the increase in levels of subject competence displayed by the trainees at the end of the course can be attributed to the training experience. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Cognitive Measurement, Comparative Analysis, Computer Programs, Data Analysis, Educational Programs, Evaluation Methods, Family Planning, Guidelines, Guides, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Statistical Analysis, Test Construction, Trainees, Training, Training Objectives
International Insitute for the Study of Human Reproduction, 78 Haven Avenue, New York, New York 10032 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. International Inst. for the Study of Human Reproduction.
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