ERIC Number: ED121860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Generating Outcome Measurements: Achievement and Attitudes. A Guide to Educational Outcome Measurements and Their Uses. Seminar No. 3.
Mushkin, Selma J.; Billings, Bradley B.
This guide is essentially designed as a teaching aid for those who would inform planners, officials of educational ministries, school administrators, principals, and teachers about educational outcome measurements. In outline and graphic form, the guide presents topics for discussion in a seminar dealing with how to obtain information on educational achievements and attitudes as outcomes. An outline is presented and is intended as a preliminary "lesson plan." A discussion leader, selected by the group, will select materials appropriate for his or her group, adding and illustrating materials that are of particular interest to his or her country's (or region's) educational system. Steps required to use the seminar format are listed. At the end of the seminar those participating should: (1) Understand that specific choices have to be made about selecting proxies or indicators of several types of outcome measures that come as close as is feasible to capturing the defined purposes and providing a reasonably accurate and valid count; (2) Understand what some of the major classes of choices about outcome measurement are in terms of counting knowledge, skill, and attitudes; (3) Be familiar with general approaches to obtaining the information required; and (4) Be able to enumerate the major arguments in favor of or opposed to major options in obtaining the information required. (RC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Measures, Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational Testing, Guides, Measurement, Measurement Techniques, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Seminars, Standardized Tests, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Public Services Lab.; Centro Multinacional de Investigacion Educativa, San Jose (Costa Rica).
Note: For related documents, see TM 005 295, 296 and 298-300