ERIC Number: ED129348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Handbook for Evaluating Objectives.
Saint Louis Community Coll., MO.
This document was compiled for the Participative Management Program at St. Louis Community College. It is composed of four parts, each dealing with an aspect of evaluation of objectives. Part 1, An Introduction to Evaluation, discusses the difference between measurement and indication, the three general evaluation types (internal data, surveys, tests), their dependability, and the conceptual steps, tactics, and application of the three types. Part 2, Program Evaluation: Quantitative Methods, discusses human and theoretical problems with quantitative data, defines levels of measurement, and illustrates sample objectives measured at different levels. Part 3, Introduction to Attitudes and Attitude Measurement, defines attitudes and their cognitive, affective, and behavioral components, discusses functions of attitudes and a rationale for their measurement, describes characteristics of attitudes and behavior, and provides guidelines for measuring attitudes through use of examples. A general discussion of attitude measurement and the expected value to educators is included in this part. Part 4, Evaluation of Support Department Objectives, discusses objective formulation, emphasizing the writing of measurable objectives that are realistic, attainable, and focused on results. It is suggested that the writer of objectives decide on a quantitative standard, define the audience, set a deadline, and determine the mechanics of measurement for each objective. (JDS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll., MO.