ERIC Number: ED321556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Bilingual Education Evaluation System. User's Guide, Volume I, Recommended Procedures [and] Volume II, Technical Appendices.
Tallmadge, G. Kasten; And Others
The Bilingual Education Evaluation System was developed to help local bilingual education projects overcome evaluation obstacles and design sound, useful evaluations within the constraints of available funding and with responsiveness to current federal legislation and regulations. The evaluation system proposed involves a process component, an outcome component, and procedures for integrating them. An innovative element is a gap-reduction design for assessing student outcomes. This element assesses the academic growth of project participants relative to one of two recommended comparison groups: national norms or non-project students in the same grade. The user's guide to the evaluation system consists of two volumes. The first volume contains all of the system's procedures and practices. The system is divided into nine steps, each corresponding to a chapter of this volume: assuring that the project is evaluable; planning the evaluation; documenting program processes; selecting/adapting/developing instruments for assessing student outcomes; collecting outcome data; implementing the gap-reduction design; processing and analyzing data; integrating and interpreting results; and preparing evaluation reports. The second volume contains explanations and discussions of the rationale underlying recommendations for procedures and practices made in the first volume, and detailed guidelines on how to perform certain tasks. Topics include the following: classroom observation; interrater reliability; functional level testing; translating tests into other languages; major publishers of nationally standardized achievement tests; test reliability; quasi-experimental designs; gap reduction calculations; extrapolation procedures; and correcting for regression. (MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Administrator Guides, Bilingual Education Programs, Classroom Observation Techniques, Data Collection, Data Processing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Interrater Reliability, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Regression (Statistics), Research Design, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Technical Writing, Test Reliability, Testing Problems, Translation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.