ERIC Number: ED148713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation and Social Studies: Practical Ideas for Classroom Teachers.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
The bulletin is designed to help educators understand the rationale and methods for instituting continuous evaluation of social studies teaching and learning in terms of specified objectives. Chapter one explains how evaluation in social studies is helpful to teachers, students, school officials, and parents. Evaluation includes testing as well as classroom observations, group discussions, diaries, sociograms, and interviews. An effective program must be based on clear objectives, be continuous, and be interpreted correctly to all groups involved. Chapter two explains how to evaluate the instructional process. It discusses how to clarify cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives, identify specific skills to be evaluated, and determine the most appropriate type of tests. Guidelines for writing short-answer items, multiple-choice items, true-false items, matching items, and essay questions are given in chapter three. Chapter four describes how to provide useful feedback after evaluation components have been completed. Two appendices list 16 references about evaluation and 26 important terms. (AV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Guidelines, Measurement, Multiple Choice Tests, Norm Referenced Tests, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Objectives, Skill Development, Social Studies, Test Construction, Test Items, Testing
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Note: For a related document, see SO 010 647