ERIC Number: ED166225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Trainer's Manual for CEVAL Elementary School. A Simulation Exercise.
Shirts, R. Gary
The CEVAL simulation exercise is appropriate for use in a workshop setting with up to 30 persons. It gives non-administrative groups--school board members, parent advisory councils, teachers, and parents--experience in making evaluative decisions, from the perspective of a school principal evaluating five special programs in an elementary school. The exercise, which can be played in 50 to 90 minutes, is designed to acquaint the player with the frustrations and rewards of evaluation, as well as the educational and political context in which evaluation takes place. This document includes instructions for the workshop trainer and one copy of each of four sets of handouts for the participants: (1) summary of rules and background information about the school and its programs; (2) report from the evaluation consultant describing possible methods of evaluation; (3) assessment selection form, used to determine the amount of time devoted to different evaluation activities; and (4) interdistrict memo, which lists eleven questions asked by parents about the effectiveness of the basic education program. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Instructional Materials, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Simulation, Training Methods, Worksheets, Workshops
Evaluation Improvement Program, Educational Testing Service, Box 2845, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 (Publication Number 298033, $20.00 includes audiocassette and 30 copies of each handout)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: An audiocassette, which has been removed from the document, replicates pages 3 through 8 of the first booklet