ERIC Number: ED156691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
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Evaluation Models and Instrumentation: Problems for Title I in America's Pacific Possessions.
Baldauf, Richard B., Jr.
An overview of the system analysis approach to evaluation and the psychometric models currently proposed to evaluate Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I projects is presented. It is argued that, in America's Pacific possessions, the sole use of the systems analysis approach to evaluation fails to provide adequate information to questions of central importance for English as a second language program development. In this particular setting, the proposed models, although well researched and considerably refined in recent years, are often inappropriate and difficult to implement correctly, and due to the cost factor they may actually detract from program quality. Tests designed for use in the continental United States are generally inappropriate for islands where English is a second language. Three models developed by the RMC Research Corporation for Title I evaluation are discussed: (1) the norm-referenced model; (2) the control group model; and (3) the special regression model. Two preferable evaluation models would be the use of standardized tests with local norms, and the development of cloze tests with local norms. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I