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The corpus of evaluation studies as a whole across the 19 programs studied does not permit one to determine the effectiveness of individual programs with high degree of certainty, due to the restricted number of studies for any particular curriculum, limitations in the array of methods used, and the uneven quality of the studies.
Therefore, according to our charge, we recommend that: No second phase of this evaluation review should be conducted to determine the effectiveness of any particular program or set of curricular programs dependent on the current database.
The committee emphasizes that we did not directly evaluate the materials. We present no analysis of results Basic empirical beliefs and its importances across studies by naming individual curricular programs because we did not consider the magnitude or rigor of the database for individual programs substantial enough to do so.
Nevertheless, there are studies that provide compelling data concerning the effectiveness of the program in a particular context. Furthermore, we do report on individual studies and their results to highlight issues of approach and methodology.
To remain within our primary charge, which was to evaluate the evaluations, we do not summarize results on the individual programs.
The second part of our charge was to present the criteria and framework for reviewing the evidence. To do so, we have developed a set of definitions of key terms which draw on a framework for evaluating the effectiveness of mathematics curricula.
Using these definitions and the framework, we were able to undertake a review of the major categories of evaluation studies. We briefly review the definitions and the framework. This framework emerged from deliberations of the committee following the testimony of experts in the field at two workshops held duringmotivated by the need to find common ways to examine different types of evaluations.
It permitted the committee to compare evaluations and consider how to identify and distinguish among the variety of methodologies they employed. On Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness: Judging the Quality of K Mathematics Evaluations.
The National Academies Press. Effectiveness of curriculum materials should be determined through evaluation studies that specify the program under investigation in relation to three major components and their interactions: Evaluation studies should further articulate the research design, measurement, and documentation of the above components, and the analysis of results.
Secondary components of systemic factors, intervention strategies, and unanticipated influences should also be considered. The quality of an evaluation depends on how well it connects these components into a chain of reasoning, evidence, and argument to show the effects of curricular use, and to demonstrate their connection to the treatment under investigation.
Studies could also include systematic variation to explore which features of curricula are context dependent and which are context independent.
In applying the framework, one needs to distinguish two different aspects of determining curricular effectiveness.
First, a single study should demonstrate that it has obtained a level of scientific validity. Then, for a curricular program to be established as effective, a set of scientifically valid studies should be aggregated and synthesized to yield a judgment of effectiveness.
We address each of these aspects in turn. Based on the framework, the committee identified a set of methodological categories of evaluations. For each category, the committee developed a set of methodological expectations for conducting that type of study. This permitted us to define a scientifically valid study as follows: Other designs are possible but would have to address both the theoretical and methodological considerations specified in the framework.
Page Share Cite Suggested Citation: However, curricular effectiveness cannot be established by a single scientifically valid study; instead, a body of studies is needed. Curricular effectiveness is an integrated judgment based on interpretation of a number of scientifically valid evaluations that combine social values, empirical evidence, and theoretical rationales.
Similar to assessing test validity Messick,determining effectiveness is a continuing and evolving process. As the body of studies about a curriculum grows larger, findings about its effectiveness can be enhanced or contravened by new findings, new approaches, new research, and changing social conditions Furthermore, a single methodology, even replications and variations of a study, is inadequate to establish curricular effectiveness, because some types of critical information will be lacking.
For example, a content analysis is important because, through expert review of the curriculum content, it provides evidence about such things as the quality of the learning goals or topics that might be missing from a particular curriculum.
But content analysis cannot determine whether that curriculum, when actually implemented in classrooms, achieves better outcomes for students.Moral Education in the Life of the School An ASCD panel urges schools to join with parents, the mass moral philosophy and empirical evi dence, impelled by public pressure sensitive to students' religious beliefs and respect their legitimacy, yet must not promote such beliefs in the class.
Introduction. Recently, Litvak and Banting(2) have developed a useful conceptual framework for international business arrangements based on empirical data collected from a large number of manufacturers, their agents and other middlemen in the United States, Canada and South Africa. Investigating curricular design and implementation is a complex undertaking, and so is reviewing the evaluations of curricula.
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Teaching and Learning Mathematics March Mastery of Basic Facts and Algorithms 47 • It can create reflection and discussion (e.g., about the beliefs that students and teachers hold toward mathematics).
• It can challenge what we currently do as educators (e.g., about our programs for.