ERIC Number: ED181065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
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Establishing the Validity of a Talents Unlimited Program at the School Level.
McLean, James E.; Chissom, Brad S.
Procedures are described to conduct summative evaluations of Talents Unlimited programs. It is assumed that school counselors, administrators, or personnel minimally trained in measurement and statistics are capable of conducting the evaluation, except for doing the statistical analysis. The procedures are composed of: establishing measurable objectives; setting up the experimental design, with treatment and control groups; testing students, using combinations of criterion-referenced tests, creativity tests, and standardized achievement test batteries; analyzing results, using techniques such as t-test, Wilcoxon or analysis of variance (ANOVA), depending on pre-test, post-test conditions; and reporting results, both inferential and descriptive. Samples of some of the procedures and forms are appended. ()
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Tests, Course Objectives, Creativity, Creativity Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Data Collection, Educational Testing, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Productive Thinking, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Statistical Analysis, Summative Evaluation, Talent Development, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - General
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