ERIC Number: ED297585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Program Evaluation and Testing in the Educational Programs of Micronesia--When Benchmarks are Needed.
Spencer, Mary L.
A discussion of bilingual education in the Pacific region focuses on the role of evaluation and testing in promoting educational quality. Based on a review of proposals, evaluations, and tests of all districts in Micronesia and Hawaii in the 1982-83 program year, these conclusions are drawn about program evaluation: (1) little program evaluation was undertaken; (2) student assessment was by far the most serious problem; (3) two evaluation design problems are occurring, the use of control group design and the use of summative rather than formative evaluation of new programs; (4) one seemingly good evaluation was seriously flawed by a lack of objectivity; (5) evaluation of Micronesian projects is underbudgeted; and (6) additional technical assistance for contract development and administration is needed. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Guam Univ., Mangilao. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii