ERIC Number: ED200607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Department of Defense Dependents Schools Comprehensive Social Studies Program Evaluation, Spring, 1980. Summary Report.
National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.
The methodology and results of an assessment designed to determine the status of educational quality in grades 4, 8, and 11 social studies programs of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DODDS) is summarized. The assessment was part of the DODDS five-year curriculum development cycle comprised of the following phases: (1) development of objectives; (2) development of instructional (procedural) alternatives; (3) development of instructional (support) materials; (4) in-service education; and (5) evaluation. The social studies assessment represents the major evaluation activities occurring during 1979-80, the fifth year of the first five-year cycle for the social studies areas and includes results of more than 3000 students and several hundred educators who participated in the program evaluation activities. Objective referenced achievement tests, multiple choice questionnaires and personal interviews were used to obtain answers to questions relating to student knowledge, skills, attitudes, curriculum, and instruction. Descriptions of the design, development, and administration of the instruments are presented. The report addresses the most significant outcomes of the assessment with sufficient scope and depth to be useful in program development and improvement. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.