ERIC Number: ED121843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-27
Reference Count: 0
Choosing Evaluation Techniques.
Spitze, Hazel Taylor; Griggs, Mildred Barnes
This publication offers suggestions to any teacher in the field of education. It is not intended to answer all questions regarding evaluation, but rather to serve as a springboard toward stimulating new ideas and encouraging teachers to experiment with new methods of evaluation. Three classifications are used to show the varied methods of evaluation available: (1) real life situations, (2) simulations of reality, and (3) abstractions from reality. Chapter one details the process of evaluation, objectives, purposes, principles to guide the choice of techniques, unintended consequences, factors affecting the effectiveness of evaluation techniques, and the evaluation of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. Chapter two discusses evaluation in real life situations such as observational techniques, rating scales, sociograms, checklists, interest and personality inventories, attitude scales, projective techniques, and interviews. Chapter three discusses simulation techniques in evaluation such as role playing, educational games, evaluation by inquiry, demonstrations, contrived incident, and Q sort. Chapter four discusses the construction of written tests, performance tests, oral tests, and other written exercises. Chapter five focuses on grades and their values. (DEP)
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grading, Measurement Techniques, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Test Construction
Home Economics Education Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Stock No. 261-08424, $2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Washington, DC.