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ERIC Number: EJ792389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
Consequences of No Child Left Behind on Evaluation Purpose, Design, and Impact
Mabry, Linda
New Directions for Evaluation, n117 p21-36 Spr 2008
As an outgrowth of No Child Left Behind's narrow definition of scientifically based research, the priority given to certain quantitative evaluation designs has sparked debate among those in the evaluation community. Federal mandates for particular evaluation methodologies run counter to evaluation practice and to the direction of most evaluation theorists, who advocate for flexibility and adaptability in methods choices. The impact of this mandate for randomized clinical trials as the sine qua non of evaluation methods is not yet discernible, but the potential impact is explored through an analogous example involving the World Bank. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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