ERIC Number: ED344740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Framework for the Impact Evaluation of the Carroll County Hands-on Elementary Science Program.
McDuffie, Thomas E., Jr.
The objective of this investigation was to review impact evaluations related to activity based elementary science programs. Of particular focus is the measurement of process skills attainment. The report presents a survey of current impact evaluation procedure for process-oriented programs as described by recent literature, identification of current process evaluation instruments, and recommendations for the design of impact evaluation procedures for Hands-On Elementary Science (HES). Sections include: (1) "Tyler's Paradigm and Process Science"; (2) "An Evolving Paradigm for Process Evaluation"; (3) "Major Current Assessment Efforts-National Assessment of Educational Progress, State Based, and National Science Foundation"; (4) "Conclusions Regarding Process Assessment"; and (5)"Guidelines for Developing an Impact Evaluation". (30 references) (KR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Prepared for Hands-on Elementary Science Dissemination Center, Hood College, Frederick, MD.