ERIC Number: ED131122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Foibles and Fallacies in Educational Evaluation.
Roberts, A. O. H.
Federal assistance for special educational programs makes necessary the regular study of evaluations of thousands of innovations in compensatory education, bilingual education, and reading programs. The results are reported to the President and to Congress. However, investigating organizations find only a few programs with adequate evidence and thousands with faulty evaluation designs. Some of the most common faults are discussed, with examples. There are other factors which lower hopes. If greater numbers with real evidence could be found, knowledge would increase even without an increase in the number of exemplary programs. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Analysis of Covariance, Compensatory Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Norms, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Research Problems, Statistical Bias, Statistical Significance, Test Wiseness
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)