ERIC Number: ED352396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Testing and Evaluation: Learning from the Projects We Fund.
Madaus, George F.; And Others
An overview of issues in program evaluation is provided for corporate contributions administrators, including the place of testing in such evaluations, so that the administrators are in a better position to plan, commission, monitor, evaluate, and use evaluations of the projects they fund. In the first chapter, metaphors and models for educational evaluation are explored, examining how metaphors used to describe the process of education and schools can influence approaches to program evaluation. The three main approaches to program evaluation are described as: (1) goals-oriented; (2) decision-oriented; and (3) responsive or naturalistic. The second chapter offers practical advice on commissioning, monitoring, evaluating, and using evaluations. The third chapter considers educational tests and issues related to their use in program evaluation. Seven figures and five tables illustrate the discussion. A glossary is included, and three excerpts of the report in card form are enclosed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Educational Finance, Endowment Funds, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Financial Support, Foundation Programs, Grants, Planning, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Test Use
Council for Aid to Education, Publications Department, 51 Madison Avenue, Suite 2200, New York, NY 10010 ($15.00; free only for Council supporters).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.
Authoring Institution: Council for Aid to Education, New York, NY.