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Program Evaluation

Offerings:
Course GEDU 716 | Fall semester of even-numbered academic years.

Prerequisites:
Course GEDU 706 | Applied Educational Statistics
Course GEDU 708 | Research Methods in Education
Course GEDU 714 | Educational and Psychological Measurement

Catalog Description:

General Education course descriptions in the USF General Catalog online.

Objectives or Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Recognize and understand the major evaluation terms and concepts
  2. Appreciate the complexity of program implementation
  3. Design a reasonable evaluation plan for an education program

Course Topics:

  1. Research and evaluation distinguished
  2. Conceptualizing school organizations
  3. Program implementation issues
  4. Understanding teaching and teachers
  5. Collecting and analyzing data

Criteria for Evaluation:

  • Attendance
  • A project developed in installments

Possible Course Textbooks:

Weiss, C. (1998). Evaluation (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Sanders, J. (Ed.). (1994). The program evaluation standards (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.