ERIC Number: ED225234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Usability and Effectiveness of a Program for the Renewal and Improvement of Secondary Education in Local School and University Settings: A Summative Evaluation.
Klausmeier, Herbert J.
The Wisconsin Program for the Renewal and Improvement of Secondary Education (WRISE) was a research and development project conducted from 1977 through 1981. WRISE had four components: (1) 10 comprehensive objectives, each with related enabling objectives; (2) a six-step improvement process; (3) printed and audiovisual materials for local school staffs, to learn about the program, and for university education professors, to provide information to students; and (4) a dissemination and utilization plan. For secondary schools, evaluation data were gathered at 10 schools in 6 states, using 3 staff questionnaires and a school leader's report. For universities, data were collected from nine university programs in three states, using three questionnaires and a report from each professor, as well as two questionnaires and pre- and posttests from students. Brief descriptions of each school and university program involved are provided. The secondary school results indicate that teachers and principals considered WRISE objectives, improvement processes, and materials both usable and effective. The university results show the professors and the students regarded WRISE materials as usable, effective, and of high quality. Lists of WRISE objectives and materials and copies of several questionnaires are appended. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.