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ERIC Number: ED126102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Alternative Education: Implications for Evaluation Methodology.
Weber, Margaret B.
An application of evaluation methodology to innovative educational programs through a case study of a Chicago suburban high school program for alternative education is presented. The evaluation methodology encompasses the difficulty in combining comparative programs, individual-diagnostic, and individual developmental measures, the selection of appropriate comparison groups and the definition of comparative program objectives, the psychometric issues of test selection, and the rationale for using a sophisticated statistical analysis to compensate for the absence of randomization. Reported data include standardized cognitive measures and both standardized and teacher-made affective measures. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Affective Measures, Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Cognitive Tests, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation, Diagnostic Tests, Evaluation Methods, Experimental Groups, Formative Evaluation, Hypothesis Testing, Individualized Programs, Instructional Innovation, Models, Nontraditional Education, Pretesting, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Secondary Education, Statistical Analysis, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois