ERIC Number: ED128425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Educational Evaluation: Some Questions and Answers.
Stufflebeam, Daniel L.
A conceptual framework that educational administrators may want to adopt as a general guide for their evaluative activities is described. In conceptualizing evaluation, the author sets forth ten questions that anyone trying to understand evaluation might ask and answers them with these statements: (1) evaluation is the ascertainment of merit; (2) evaluation may be applied to a variety of objects; (3) evaluation serves multiple audiences; (4) evaluation serves both decision making and accountability; (5) evaluation assesses goals, plans, activities, and results; (6) evaluation provides both descriptive and judgmental information; (7) evaluation is conducted by both insiders and outsiders; (8) evaluation follows a process of delineating, obtaining, and applying information from the evaluation; (9) evaluation should itself be evaluated for its technical adequacy, utility, ethical treatment of people, and cost effectiveness; and (10 evaluation is defined as the process of delineating, obtaining, and applying descriptive and judgmental information concerning some object's merit as revealed by its goals, plans, process, and product for the purposes of decision making and accountability. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 1976)