ERIC Number: ED144617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Techniques for School Library/Media Programs. A Work Shop Outline.
Woolls, Blanche; And Others
This report of an Institute in Evaluation Techniques in School Library/Media Programs is presented in outline form to serve as a format for other training and inservice sessions in evaluation techniques. Basic information is given in the narrative with indication of related discussion questions and activities for participants. A discussion of the importance of evaluation is followed by sections on what information to collect, existing evaluation and measurement instruments with analysis of six specific instruments, other measures of quantitative program aspects, and a description of Liesener's costing methods. Other measures considered for evaluating qualitative areas of the program are: (1) best professional judgement; (2) questionnaires; (3) interviews; (4) observations; (5) scales; and (6) ranking. The basic techniques of statistical analysis are described, including errors in observation making, computer use in analysis, manual tabulation and computation of statistics, drawing conclusions, and the Purdue Self Evaluation System for School Media Centers (PSES). Sample evaluation forms and programs, bibliography, and lists of participants, advisory committee, and staff are appended. (KP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences.