ERIC Number: ED142565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Evaluating Educational Programmes: The Need and the Response.
Stake, Robert E.
This survey of recent developments in educational program evaluation is intended for persons who commission, implement, direct, or carry out evaluation studies. The attitudes of government officials, educators, and researchers toward assessment and their own evaluation needs are discussed. Various approaches to evaluation are briefly described; the author emphasizes informal methods as opposed to standard psychometric measures. Instructions for estimating costs of an evaluation project are not provided, but suggestions for effective use of funds are included. Advice is given for evaluators in planning an evaluation study and negotiating an agreement with the monitoring officials. Hypothetical conversations between an official and a prospective evaluator are included as examples that will help the reader start an evaluation properly. (GDC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Guides, Administrators, Contracts, Costs, Educational Researchers, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Evaluators, Informal Assessment, Planning, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.