ERIC Number: ED216474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Developing an Evaluation Model for Gifted Programs.
Coley, Joan D.; Fennell, Francis M.
The report describes a model used to evaluate gifted programs. The model is said to rely on three sources of data: (1) structured narrative observation (the Gifted Class Activities Observation Scale); (2) teacher interviews; and (3) pupil interviews. (Sample forms appended.) The application of theory with this procedure resulted in an evaluation model featuring input (identification process, cognitive student growth, levels of thinking, classroom conditions, and attitude toward program) and such program data sources as student achievement, aptitude test data, principal and supervisor recommendations, outside evaluation, and pupil questionnaires. It is concluded that the model and related instruments provide for a viable, yet not overly burdensome, evaluation. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A