ERIC Number: ED123239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Formative Evaluation of Instruction.
Baker, Eva L.
This chapter is limited to a discussion of formative evaluation procedures for the purpose of improving instructional programs. It provides some discussion about what formative evaluation is, what it is for, and some guidelines regarding how to go about the evaluation of instruction. The use of the term "instruction" is construed very broadly to encompass classroom activities at all levels including elementary, secondary, and college programs as well as programs of instruction designed for implementation in nonschool settings. The chapter is organized to treat concerns related to the following broad questions: What is formative evaluation for? How does one use formative evaluation at different stages of development? What are the data sources appropriate to such evaluations? Brief treatment of topics related to data analysis, the evaluator, and evaluating the effects of evaluation also appear. Optional exercises are included to clarify some of the guidelines proposed. These exercises may be treated as tasks for the reader to complete, or they may be read through, serving as unelaborated examples. (RC)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Guidelines, Higher Education, Instruction, Instructional Programs, Program Development, Program Improvement, Student Evaluation
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
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A chapter of TM 004 539