ERIC Number: ED123233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Designing Summative Evaluation Studies at the Local Level.
Airasian, Peter W.
This chapter presents a number of problems related to designing local-level summative evaluation studies and suggests solutions to these problems. Three general areas are covered. First, many of the motivational, organizational, and attitudinal constraints likely to face the local-level evaluator are discussed. Second, various threats to the interpretability of evaluation results are explained, and general strategies for overcoming these threats are considered. Finally, a series of designs applicable to implementing formal evaluation studies in the face of a variety of contextual parameters are identified and related to threats of data interpretability. Although the sample designs presented here are viable in some settings, they will rarely be implemented without some modification to suit local conditions. (RC)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Problems, School Districts, Schools, Summative Evaluation, Validity
In "Evaluation in Education," Popham, W. J., McCutchan Publishing Corp., 2526 Grove St., Berkeley, California 94704 ($11.00); Also available as a separate booklet from publisher ($1.20 plus $0.75 handling)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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Note: A chapter of TM 004 539