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Using Formative Evaluation For The Selection Of Instructional Materials

James O. Carey, L. Carey
Published 1980 · Computer Science

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Instructional materials selection practices vary widely in the way they are administered and conducted, the criteria that are used, and the precision with which they are carried out. In this paper a two-phase instructional materials selection process is presented. The process is based on considerations from the design and formative evaluation of competency-based instruction. The purpose of the first phase is to select materials that have the best potential for affecting learning outcomes desired by a local or state educational agency. The purpose of the second phase is to verify decisions made in Phase I, and make recommendations to teachers about how the materials can be used most effectively. The paper also includes a comparison between the guidelines for materials selection published by the State of Florida and the considerations recommended in this paper.

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