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Carter, Kyle R. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1992
The article presents and illustrates use of an evaluation model for assessing programs for the gifted where tight experimental control is not possible. The model consists of four components: ex post factor designs including intact groups; comparative evaluation; strength of treatment; and multiple outcome assessment from flexible data sources. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Models
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Kunkel, Mark A.; And Others – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1994
This article argues that more theoretically based research is needed on the academic expectations of gifted adolescents regarding summer enrichment programs. Concept mapping is suggested as an alternative methodological approach to such research and one such map is presented, which was developed by mapping expectations of 74 seventh and eighth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Concept Mapping, Enrichment Activities, Expectation
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Tomlinson, Carol; And Others – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1993
This review offers a general theory of utilization of educational evaluation and considers factors affecting utilization, including evaluation context factors and evaluator-controlled factors. Special challenges in evaluating programs for gifted students and design shortcomings common in evaluation of such programs are identified. Specific…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization
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Hunsaker, Scott L.; Callahan, Carolyn M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1993
Review of solicited gifted program evaluation reports and the literature found a relative paucity of such reports as well as a lack of methodological sophistication, reporting, and utility concerns. Promising practices were seen in some evaluations conducted for program improvement, which employed multiple methodologies, sources, analysis…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Kulieke, Marilynn J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1986
A rationale for using better research designs in evaluating gifted programs is considered. Some definitions of research designs are presented along with evaluation results of a summer program at Northwestern University. The role of research design in evaluating course products, and attitudes is examined via a case study. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Program Evaluation
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Stanley, T. D.; Robinson, Ann – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1986
The article suggests ways to make use of regression discontinuity to plan, implement, and evaluate gifted programs. It outlines how research data can illuminate rather than obscure program decisions. Making efficient use of multiple criteria identification data is discussed along with making program effectiveness decisions without using a control…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Program Design, Regression (Statistics)