ERIC Number: ED195583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Framework for Identifying Information Needs for Evaluation Planning. Instructional Aids Series, Number 4.
Martin, Marilyn A.
The framework developed in this study is designed to detail the information needs of an evaluation situation, that is, information of any kind that might aid in determining the merit or worth of the program under consideration. More than 200 subcategories of information needs, tailored to instructional programs at the local level, are included in the framework. The information needs in each subcategory are accompanied by corresponding questions to aid the novice evaluator in relating the information needs to the specifics of the program. The framework is divided into three major categories: (1) History, contains those information needs which define how the program was initially conceived, planned and developed; (2) Operation, reviews the ongoing processes of the functioning program and helps the evaluator determine how well the program is functioning in the subcategories of curriculum and instruction, evaluation, and decision-making; and (3) Impact, concentrates on program results which include achievement, values, attitudes, expert judgements and subjective observations. The framework provides no techniques for implementation of the second phase of evaluation planning, that is, the selection of variables including time constraints, cost factors, audience needs, etc. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Classification, Information Needs, Instructional Design, Program Evaluation, School Districts
The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 ($3.50 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Evaluation Center.