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ERIC Number: ED440233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Test Learner Evaluation. Action Research Monograph.
Hardiman, Sydney Schwartz
A 5-month project was conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) to develop a better posttest to evaluate student goals and their tutoring experience after they had worked with a volunteer tutor for approximately 50 hours. During the project, the existing evaluation form was reviewed, and a new one-page posttest evaluation sheet was created. It was hoped that the student answers collected from the new form would be longer and more in-depth and that they would reveal more information about students' achievements and completed goals, their future goals, and their problems with their tutors or any other obstacles preventing them from completing the literacy program. Four area coordinators used the new form for posttesting during the project. Results of the project showed that the new form elicited a greater quantity and higher quality of answers when the students were asked about their accomplishments and whether they now had any new goals. The form was less successful in uncovering problems in the tutoring sessions or in the students' lives, in part because the questions were not open-ended enough. The project concluded that the form is an improvement but still needs further refinement with more input from other staff members. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)