ERIC Number: ED178596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Evaluating Educational Programs.
The activities of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in evaluating educational programs are described. Program evaluations are categorized as needs assessment, formative evaluation, or summative evaluation. Three classic efforts which illustrate the range of ETS' participation are the Pennsylvania Goals Study (1965), the Coleman Report--Equality of Educational Opportunity (1966), and the Encyclopedia of Educational Evaluation (1975). Principles used by ETS researchers in evaluating programs are described for each of the phases of evaluation: (1) making goals explicit; (2) measuring program impact; (3) working in field settings; (4) analyzing the data; and (5) interpreting the results. Appendices include a bibliography of 77 publications by ETS staff, and brief descriptions of ETS studies in the following areas: aesthetics and creativity, bilingual education, camping programs, career education, computer assisted instruction, drug programs, educational television, higher education, preschool programs, prison programs, reading programs, and special education. (GDC)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Evaluators, Field Studies, Institutional Role, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Research Reviews (Publications), Test Selection
Information Division, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541 (free while supplies last)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.