ERIC Number: ED119426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Guidebook for Evaluating Programs for the Gifted and Talented. Working Draft.
Renzulli, Joseph S.
Intended for persons concerned with evaluation of programs for gifted children, the guidebook (in working draft form) provides information on purposes of program evaluation, evaluation models and concepts, designing an evaluation program, and selecting an evaluator. Pointed out are the author's biases against such practices as the overuse of the pretest/posttest approach to evaluation. In the first chapter the need and purpose of program evaluation is discussed, and special problems in evaluating programs for the gifted and talented are identified. Examined in the second chapter are five basic evaluation models and five concepts (such as formative vs. summative) or program evaluation. Detailed in the third chapter are examination of the decision making process and four steps in developing an evaluation design (from front end analysis to the preparation of evaluation reports). The final chapter focuses on selecting an evaluator and negotiating an evaluation contract. Highlighted throughout the book are basic references to the topics under discussion. Additionally, bibliographies are provided on the following: evaluation--issues, models, and methods; instrument source books; instrument construction; and measurement, statistics, and research design. Appended are sample instruments for assessing attitudes, student performance, and inservice training; and a sample evaluation contract. (DB)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Conceptual Schemes, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Gifted, Guidelines, Models, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation
Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, County Office Building, Ventura California 93001, Attn: Mary Jane Chapman
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office for Gifted and Talented.
Authoring Institution: Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Note: A few pages may not reproduce well in hard copy due to small print