ERIC Number: ED221581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-21
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Evaluation and Plans for Evaluating the Current Testing Program.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Office of Program Evaluation and Research is responsible for providing information for program development and improvement; providing test information to special programs coordinators; and acting as a clearinghouse for all information concerning tests, evaluation methodology, and educational research. This report defines the evaluation process used; and describes the activities of evaluators, the types of evaluations conducted, and the role of the office of evaluation and research. The standardized testing program is evaluated to determine its adequacy and potential improvements in the efficient use of test results. The relevance of the testing program to the curriculum is also evaluated. The competency testing program was reviewed to compare costs for development of an in-house test, purchase of a published test, commission of Riverside Publications to produce a customized test, and adaptation of a testing program developed by another district. The general plan for evaluating the testing program in terms of adequacy, relevance, and cost-effectiveness is presented. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, CA.