Program Evaluation

ISBN-10: 0023462469

ISBN-13: 9780023462467

Edition: 1996

Authors: M. E. Gredler
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Book details

List price: $163.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/25/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 374
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Introducion to Evaluation
Overview
The birth of program evaluation
Evaluation catapults into national prominence
Evaluation searches for direction
Defining program evaluation
The Evaluation Reality
Early Beliefs
Implementation issues
Measurement outcomes
Design issues
Nature of decision making
Overview of the text
Utilitarian Perspectives
The provus discrepancy model
The CIPP perspective
Stake's countenance model
Scriven's goal-free perspective
Intuitionist/Pluralist Perspectives
The judicial and adversary models
Eisner's educational connoisseurship and criticism perspective
Stake's responsive evaluation perspective
Illuminative evaluation
Tools for Evaluation
Methods for Obtaining Group Input
The focus group interview
The nominal group technique
The delphi technique
The opinion survey
Indicators of Academic Achievement
The birth of norm-referenced measurement
The emergence of criterion-referenced measurement
Norm-referenced assessment
Criterion- referenced assessment
Other data sources
Alternative Methods of Assessment: Performance Assessment
General characteristics of alternative assessment
Overview
Examples
Issues in designing and using performance assessments
Potential roles in program evaluation
Alternative Methods of Assessment: Portfolio Assessment
Types of portfolios
Summary
Issues in portfolio assessment
Assessing Affective Characteristics
Categories of affective characteristics
Measurement of interests and attitudes
Other methods of determining attitudes and interests
Assessing values and belief systems
Qualitative Methods of Inquiry
The nature of qualitative inquiry
Participant observation
Nonparticipant observation
Interviews and other methods
Data quality control
Qualitative methods in evaluation
Development of the Evaluation Plan and Implementation of the Evaluation
Negotiation of the Evaluation Contract
Preliminary tasks
Types of contracts
Context of the evaluation
Conduct of the evaluation
Technical specifications
Guidelines for contract negotiations
Development of the Program Definition
The functions of a program definition
Components of a program definition
Role of the evaluator
Guidelines for developing a program definition
Developing the Evaluation Framework
Developing the evaluation questions
Selecting the design and methods
Developing a management plan
Guidelines for development of an evaluation framework
Documentation of Program Implementation
Factors influencing implementation
Selecting an evaluation perspective
Allocation of Resources
Guidelines for documentation of program implementation
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Qualitative data analysis
Quantitative data analysis
Guidelines for conducting data analysis
Communication of Evaluation Events
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