ERIC Number: ED214960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Workshop VI: Summative Evaluation. New Edition
Quellmalz, Edys; Snidman, Nancy
Summative evaluation is the final stage of the evaluation framework developed by the Center for the Study of Evaluation. Evaluation is a decision-oriented activity. The four-stage evaluation framework consists of needs assessment, program planning, formative and summative evaluation. The handbook presents exercises in summative evaluation. The workshop's purpose is to clarify evaluation and techniques by providing opportunities to discuss and apply them to hypothetical situations. Several areas of evaluation are illustrated including a document file which leads to the exercise in formulating evaluation questions. Measurement considerations determine the means used to answer these questions. The measurement devices must be studied to determine the appropriate instrument. A section of the handbook focuses on selection and construction of tests. When measures to be used to answer evaluation questions are determined, an evaluation design is formulated for each measure. When the components of the evaluation system have been identified, the evaluator may proceed to implement the plan. After the program is completed, the data are analyzed. A written report at the conclusion of the evaluation is presented to the decision makers. (DWH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: For related documents, see TM 820 106-110.