ERIC Number: ED206707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Problem Case Descriptions. Research on Evaluation Program; Paper and Report Series.
Caulley, Darrel N., Ed.
One of a series of reports concerned with the creation of new evaluation methodologies for use in education, this report contains a collection of thirteen brief statements of problems encountered first-hand by evaluation practitioners in state departments of education (SEAs). Its intent is to make available practitioner statements so that further developmental work may be grounded in first-hand accounts. Practitioners were requested to include, where appropriate, material concerning: methodological problems and methods requiring improvement; proposals for new methods, and any problems involved in the development of such; materials and training needed to improve methods; personnel, management, planning, resource and interagency communication problems. The case descriptions are varied both in style and the problem cases they divulge. Included are such wide-ranging topics as: SEA and school district autonomy; obtaining and allocating funds for evaluation purposes; the evaluation needs of different audiences; data collection problems and quality control; the maximization of evaluation utilization. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.