ERIC Number: ED212048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
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A Preliminary Study for Ascertaining Validation Criteria in the Determination of Exemplary Programs for Exportability across State Lines.
Wholeben, Brent E.; Radford, Robert A.
Two surveys of educational professionals in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington sought, first, to assemble criteria to test the validity and "exportability" of potentially exemplary educational programs and, second, to develop a measurement instrument to perform such validations. In each survey the respondents rated the acceptability of criterion clusters or items for both in-state and interstate validation. The raters' judgments, along with background data on their educational and validation experience, were statistically analyzed using frequencies, means, correlations, and factor analysis. Criteria that were not clear, straightforward, and discrete (broken down into their smallest parts) were rewritten after the first survey. Analysis of 61 criteria clusters rated by 58 respondents in the first survey yielded 127 validation items. Reassessment of these items by the second survey's 13 respondents produced 115 validation criteria. All criteria related either to which validation process should be performed, to how it should be done, or to why it should be done. The researchers recommend that the 115 criteria be given further field tests on programs in different stages of implementation. Copies of the questionnaire on respondents' characteristics are appended. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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