Cindy M Walker
Advanced course in evaluation research emphasizing nontraditional designs, especially those that impose severe ecological constraints on the evaluators. Prerequisite: EDPSY 593, EDPSY 594, EDC&I 597, or permission of instructor.
Students will learn the basic purposes and goals of educational evaluation, the various evaluation models and approaches, and the relationship between the two, Students will learn how to plan and conduct educational evaluations, as well as how to analyze, interpret, and report the information gathered in an evaluation.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Instruction will be based on class discussions of assigned readings and group activities designed to give students hands-on experience in the design, implementation, and interpretation of educational evaluation.
A desire to learn about the practical application of evaluation theory and to design a useful evaluation.
Class assignments and grading
Throughout the quarter students will work on designing particular components of an educational evaluation related to their personal research interests. Students will also be required to justify their choice of evaluation model(s).
Grades will be assigned primarily on the basis of a student's final evaluation project. This project will be broken down into specific components and each of these components will be turned in seperately for feedback, thus constituting the class assignments.