ERIC Number: ED260706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Applications of Computers in LEA and SEA Evaluation Units. Paper and Report Series No. 109.
Coe, Merilyn F.
This paper addresses the issues involved in the current applications of computers, both microcomputers and mainframe, by local (LEA) and state (SEA) education agencies' evaluation-research-assessment departments. The results of a recent survey of randomly selected local and state evaluation units are presented (20 LEA/20 SEA), as well as an integration of some of the salient points from existing publications on the use of computers by evaluators. The paper focuses on the range of applications of computers, problems in application, and primary needs in the utilization of computers for evaluators. Its contents include: (1) study overview and purpose; (2) study design, including target population, SEA and LEA samples; (3) survey design; (4,5) SEA and LEA results, including regional and national profiles; and (6) the conclusion, which briefly reviews the findings, discusses some of the implications, and projects future developments in computer use by evaluators. The interview form is appended. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Research on Evaluation Program.