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ERIC Number: ED163057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Checklist for Evaluating Large-Scale Assessment Programs. Paper #9 in Occasional Paper Series.
Shepard, Lorrie A.
A checklist with five major categories is presented and discussed for its use in planning and carrying out an assessment program. Three other outlines are briefly presented for comparison: Stufflebeam's Meta-Evaluation Criteria; Scriven's Checklist for Evaluating Products, Producers, and Proposals; and Stake's Table of Contents for a Final Evaluation Report. Preparatory activities for assessment include staffing the evaluation team, defining the purpose, and identifying appropriate strategies for data collection. The first category of the checklist, goals and purposes, includes a number of different kinds of goals as well as criteria for judging goals. The technical aspects category includes several items about tests and also includes sampling, test administration, and reporting. There are subtopics under the heading of management such as planning and personnel. The category dealing with intended and unintended effects has two headings: people and groups who may be affected, and kinds of effects. The final category deals with dollar costs, costs in time, and possible negative effects of the assessment program. Finally, it is suggested that the results should be synthesized and contrasted with plausible alternatives. (CTM)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Meta Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
Mary Anne Bunda, The Evaluation Center, College of Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. School of Education.