NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED180365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Evaluators as Managers.
Miles, Gail; Legg, Sue M.
A model of an evaluation process for a college level mathematics course using management procedures is described. It is suggested that by designing the evaluation process as part of a management procedure, data useful for making policy decisions will be generated and the success of the instructional process will be insured. The foundation of the system is the development of a procedures manual that generates questions about policies that affect the administration, the students, and the operation and effectiveness of the staff and the program. The second phase of evaluation involves data analysis concerning questions of staff size, program structure, attendance requirements, grading procedures, and program costs. Data collection, the third phase, provides a record of student progress and weekly cumulative reports. Quarterly reviews and tutor evaluations are also part of the procedure used. The final phase of evaluation is dissemination of reports to the staff, administrative units, and agencies outside the university. The reports range from one-page summaries to full-scale reports documenting procedures and student achievement. It is suggested that the management approach to evaluation evolved because the success of this program for mathematics depended upon efficient program management as well as quality instruction and materials. The evaluation components of the model are viewed as having a large effect on the success of these programs. (Author/SF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Association For Institutional Research (Orlando, FL, October 1979)