ERIC Number: ED291338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation Handbook for a Computer Education Program. Revised.
Billings, Karen J.
This handbook is designed to provide teachers and administrators at the district and school level with a set of procedures for gathering information about the major components of a computer education program and for using the information to develop conclusions and recommendations regarding the components of the program. The four major components of the computer education program are identified as: (1) goals and objectives; (2) staff development; (3) instructional materials; and (4) student achievement. The first of the handbook's three major units focuses on planning the evaluation, and offers background information on both the evaluation process and the components of a computer education program; it also describes the evaluator's task and provides guidelines for setting up the evaluation process. The second unit, gathering the information, provides step-by-step procedures for determining what information is needed, how it will be gathered, and how to use the tools provided to collected the needed data. The final unit provides assistance in summarizing the data collected and using it to develop recommendations, as well as guidelines for reporting the results to the school or the district. It is noted that the handbook's procedures and tools are specifically designed to assist practitioners in looking at the use of computers in the new content area called "computer education," which may include computer instruction integrated into the curriculum or a set of computer courses such as computer literacy, data processing, or computer applications. References are provided at the end of each of the handbook's nine sections, and a glossary is included. (EW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrators, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Objectives, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Staff Development
International Council for Computers in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-1923 (1-4 copies $14.00 per copy prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.
Note: Developed as part of doctoral dissertation, Columbia University Teacher's College.