ERIC Number: ED145401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A State Department of Education View of the Evaluation of Reading Programs.
Sandifer, Mary M.
This paper focuses on certain technical aspects of reading-program evaluation, noting the differences in decision-making requirements and data-collection procedures between local administrators and State and Federal evaluators. The paper discusses the following differences in decision-making requirements: evaluating groups or individuals, observing long-range trends or daily progress, and using diagnostic or norm-referenced tests. Procedural problems in data collection include the use of equal-interval scores, testing dates, and functional-level testing. The paper concludes that local administrators and State and Federal evaluators should be aware of each other's viewpoints toward reading-program evaluation and that they should work together to collect the proper data and to provide the best possible reading program. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association Southeastern Regional Conference (Jacksonville, Florida, February 18-21, 1976)