ERIC Number: ED249425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Pepsi Challenge: Preparing Evaluation Programs for Scholastic Improvement.
Hopkins, Mona S.
This document provides guidelines for preparing evaluation programs for scholastic improvement. The philosophy underlying assessment and accountability is discussed, with specific reference to the positive and negative aspects of assessment. The design of a curriculum evaluation model is presented, including goal identification, data gathering, analysis, dissemination, and decision making. The audience for whom the evaluation is conducted and to whom it should be disseminated is discussed, and five goals for program evaluation are presented: front-end analysis; evaluability assessment; formative evaluation; program monitoring; and evaluation of an evaluation. The role of evaluation in curriculum improvement is discussed. Specific internal and external factors that may influence the curriculum are listed, as well as questions to highlight evaluation needs. The document concludes with a discussion of the characteristics of a sound and effective evaluation system. (BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Houston, TX, March 18-21, 1984).