ERIC Number: ED133855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation, Instruction and Policy Making. IIEP Seminar Paper: 9.
Bloom, Benjamin S.
Recently, educational evaluation has attempted to use the precision, objectivity, and mathematical rigor of the psychological measurement field as well as to find ways in which instrumentation and data utilization could more directly be related to educational institutions, educational processes, and educational purposes. The linkages between educational purposes and educational evaluation are so strong that systematic workers in most areas of educational research or practice start with this almost as the first step in their work. The actual materials of instruction and the observation of teaching-learning situations can be analyzed to determine the appropriate evaluation procedures, and, in turn, the relations between the stated objectives, the learning experiences available to students, and the evaluation procedures can be determined in great detail. Evaluation instruments serve as models for teaching and learning and, as such, help to guide both instruction and student learning. Mastery learning is one way in which evaluation can be integrated in teaching/learning. Evaluation techniques are also available to measure the effectiveness of interaction and learning in innovative and alternative programs. Increasingly, educational evaluation is seen as a quality control measure. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Mastery Learning, Measurement Techniques, Nontraditional Education, Student Evaluation
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Note: A contribution to the IIEP Seminar on "The Evaluation of the Qualitative Aspects of Education" (September 30-October 4, 1974) ; For related documents, see EA 009 106-111 and EA 009 113-116; Some pages may be marginally legible due to print quality of original