ERIC Number: ED307320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
ERIC/TM--A Growing Resource.
Rudner, Lawrence M.; Wise, Lauress L.
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is one of the major bibliographic databases in the world. The ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation (ERIC/TM) contributes to this database by acquiring, selecting, and processing documents pertaining to all aspects of testing, evaluation, and learning theory. The ERIC/TM has become a vital resource within its area of expertise. The scope of the ERIC/TM includes tests and other measurement devices, and documents that discuss such instruments; methodology of measurement and evaluation; evaluation of programs, projects, and procedures; research design and methodology; human development; and learning theory. Improvements needed by the ERIC system are: (1) serving a wider audience within the educational community; (2) expanding dissemination activities for this audience; (3) collaborating more closely with existing systems and networks; and (4) controlling quality. Recent improvements to the ERIC/TM have been in the areas of improved document acquisition and processing; better quality and more relevant products; and improved dissemination of information. The ERIC/TM is establishing a structure to make all these activities possible; the cooperation and involvement of the measurement community is essential. (SLD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Washington, DC.