ERIC Number: ED187733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Reasons Why Evaluations and Testing Don't Inform.
Haenn, Joseph F.
A number of organizational, personal and methodological characteristics have been identified through the literature which inhibit or can be used to facilitate the use of evaluation and testing information. Inhibitors of information usage include organizational characteristics such as loosely coupled and decentralized systems, personal characteristics such as lack of awareness or interest in the needs and values of evaluation, and methodological characteristics of the evaluation. Although a few of these characteristics are static and not easily changed, most can be modified through the strategies of (1) creating a demand for the utilization of evaluation and testing information, (2) facilitating cooperation between evaluation personnel and decision-makers, and (3) improving reporting practices. A model of local district use of evaluation and testing information based on these characteristics and strategies were presented and discussed. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: NTS Research Corp., Durham, NC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980)