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Evaluation and Education at Quarter Century


reviewed by Peter H. Rossi 1993

coverTitle: Evaluation and Education at Quarter Century
Author(s): Milbrey W. McLaughlin, D. C. Phillips
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0226601625, Pages: , Year:
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Actually education has been evaluated for more than twenty-five years. Educational evaluation has no identifiable birth-year that can be used to calculate its age. However, the twenty-fifth anniversary celebrated in this volume is that of the passage of the Elementary and Secondary School Act of 1965, certainly a milestone in evaluation history worth noting because that act marked the beginning of a federal commitment to assessing educational programs (and other social programs) that has continued, with ups and downs, ever since. Acting on behalf of the National Society for the Evaluation of Education, the two editors corralled a set of first-rate authors, most of whom had written important statements at the beginning of the surge of evaluations that followed the passage of the 1965 act. The editors asked each to review what they had written and to comment on how they would change things were they to rewrite those early contributions today. The end result is a set of excellent essays, fascinating for what they tell... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 4, 1993, p. 836-838
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 204, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 6:28:10 AM

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