ERIC Number: ED307335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of ERIC/TM's Review Process.
Eissenberg, Thomas E.
An assessment of the review process for selection of documents for inclusion in the Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation of the Educational Research Information Center (ERIC/TM) is presented. The review process is used to cull irrelevant or technically flawed material from the over 1,500 acquired documents. The clearinghouse, which is one of the 16 specialized clearinghouses in the ERIC system, acquires, selects, processes, and announces approximately 750 published articles and 800 unpublished documents each year. To date, approximately 14% of the reviewed documents have been rejected and 38% transferred to other clearinghouses. Major review criteria include relevance and timeliness, methodology, and effectiveness of presentation. This study was conducted during November and December of 1988; 17 measurement specialists acted as external reviewers of the ERIC/TM review process. Thirty documents were selected from among those reviewed previously by the clearinghouse; 20 of these were randomly selected from a group of documents that had been accepted since June 1988. In addition, 10 documents rejected since August 1988 were selected. The agreement rates between ERIC/TM and the external reviewers suggest that ERIC/TM is reviewing and accepting documents in a manner consistent with the expectations of the educational community. The ERIC/TM Document Review Form and an outline of review criteria are appended. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; 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.