ERIC Number: ED478314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Formulating Operational Definitions of Desired Outcomes of Instruction in Mathematics and Science Education.
Lesh, Richard; Clarke, David
This chapter discusses alternatives beyond traditional standardized tests or curriculum standards consisting of naive checklists of low-level facts and skills to operationally define educational goals in ways that provide direction for both instruction and accountability. Suggestions are drawn from physical and social sciences as well as from common experiences in business, engineering, and other areas where science is applied. (KHR)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Science Education, Standardized Tests
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Web site: http://www.erlbaum.com.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Kelly, Anthony E. and Richard Lesh, Handbook of Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999. p113-49.