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Evaluation of Pupil Growth In and Through Reading

by David H. Russell - 1949

Evaluation in education is the process by means of which the persons concerned (teachers, parents, administrators, and pupils) estimate the worth-whileness of the educational program and plan the next steps in it. In former times the decisions were usually made by teachers on the basis of their own judgments, teacher-made tests, and occasional standardized tests. Today, as the various aims of the educational program have been expanded and clarified, evaluation activities have become broader and more clear-cut. Evaluation is now concerned with all the goals of a school program, the degree of success in reaching the goals, and suggestions for changes in the program so that the goals may be achieved more completely.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 48, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 50 Number 10, 1949, p. 284-301
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20241, Date Accessed: 5/8/2021 12:33:18 AM

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  • David Russell
    University of California, Berkeley
    DAVID H. RUSSELL is a Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley.
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