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ERIC Number: ED201706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 26
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Educational Evaluation: Service or Menace.
Jones, Leon
This paper analyzes educational evaluation and assesses its value to the educational process. The development of evaluation research and practice is outlined and the paper focuses on a comparison of formative and summative evaluation techniques. Both of these types of evaluation are discussed with an emphasis on formative evaluation. The facets of formative evaluation examined include: (1) its nature and application; (2) how it is conducted; (3) when it should be implemented; (4) where it is conducted; and (5) who implements the process. In order to explore the extent of educational service provided by evaluation, the Malcolm Provus Discrepancy Evaluation Model (DEM) is reviewed. A general analysis of evaluation with special attention to the possibilities for negative effects concludes the paper. (APM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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