ERIC Number: ED121862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Applying Outcome Measurements: A Guide to Educational Outcome Measurements and Their Uses. Seminar No. 5.
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 the application of outcome measurements. 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 the potential usefulness of statistical science to the program administrator, for analysis of program outcomes; (2) Be aware of the problems that statisticians can deal with, and skills that they make available; (3) Understand what the administrator must do in order to enhance the services of statisticians; (4) Be prepared to engage the services of statisticians in the futherance of their own programs and objectives; (5) Be better prepared to critically review reports which rely on statistical analysis and interpretation; (6) Understand the potential of augmenting their own technical skills in statistical methodology; and (7) Be sensitive to difficulties inherent in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative data, and be aware of the rationale of the technical methods of dealing with them. (RC)
Descriptors: Budgets, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Cost Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Guides, Information Utilization, Management by Objectives, Measurement, Measurement Techniques, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Seminars, Statistical Analysis, Test Interpretation
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 005 295-298 and 300