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Madaus, George F.

Works: 111 works in 293 publications in 4 languages and 7,586 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB3051, 371.26
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Most widely held works by George F Madaus
Handbook on formative and summative evaluation of student learning by Benjamin S Bloom( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and science of evaluating student learning is presented in detail to assist the classroom teacher in its application and the consequent improvement of both the teaching and learning processes. Part 1, in four sections (Education and Evaluation, Using Evaluation for Instructional Decisions, Evaluation Techniques for Cognitive and Affective Objectives and Evaluation Systems), considers exhaustively the evaluation problems teachers are likely to encounter, and provides a framework and techniques for test construction. In Part 2, individual chapters apply the principles enunciated in Part 1 to evaluation in eleven major subject disciplines and levels ranging from preschool education to art education, from secondary school mathematics to industrial education. Illustrations of objectives, testing techniques, and sample test items in the particular subject area are presented, as are tables of specifications attempting to include the relevant content and behaviors. These chapters, each by a specialist in the field, are intended to help teachers find ways of using evaluation to improve learning in their own specific area. Although this handbook was designed especially for teachers, it is also useful for students in teacher-training and graduate programs, curriculum specialists and students interested in test construction. The entire book is related to Bloom's earlier work on the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Each of the 23 chapters is supported by a comprehensive reference list. (Ck)
Evaluation models : viewpoints on educational and human services evaluation by Daniel L Stufflebeam( Book )

61 editions published between 1899 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized in three sections, the first includes a historical perspective on the growth of evaluation theory and practice; the second section includes articles on the major schools of thought about evaluation; the final section describes and discusses the standards for program evaluation
School effectiveness : a reassessment of the evidence by George F Madaus( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation to improve learning by Benjamin S Bloom( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and Chinese and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradoxes of high stakes testing : how they affect students, their parents, teachers, principals, schools, and society by George F Madaus( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present context of testing and the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind make the proposed book timely and important. Current testing programs provide valuable information to teachers, parents, and policy-makers about students, schools, and school systems. But paradoxically, these programs have unintended yet predictable negative consequences for many students, teachers, and schools. It is essential that the public and policy-makers understand the scope and impacts that result from the inherent paradoxical nature of high-stakes testing
The effects of standardized testing by Thomas Kellaghan( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George Bernard Shaw wrote his play, Pygmalion, he could hardly have foreseen the use of the concept of the self-fulfilling prophecy in debates about standardized testing in schools. Still less could he have foreseen that the validity of the concept would be examined many years later in Irish schools. While the primary purpose of the experimental study reported in this book was not to investigate the Pygmalion effect, it is inconceivable that a study of the effects of standardized testing, conceived in the 1960s and planned and executed in the 1970s, would not have been influenced by thinking about teachers' expectations and the influence of test information on the formation of those expectations. While our study did pay special attention to teacher expectations, its scope was much wider. It was planned and carried out in a much broader framework, one in which we set out to examine the impact of a standardized testing program, not just on teachers, but also on school practices, students, and students' parents
The Courts, validity, and minimum competency testing by George F Madaus( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational evaluation : classic works of Ralph W. Tyler by Ralph W Tyler( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minimal competency testing by Peter W Airasian( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fractured marketplace for standardized testing by Walt Haney( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standardized testing in the United States has been increasing at a rapid pace in the last twenty-five years. The market for tests has not only been expanding rapidly, but has also been changing sharply in structure into a fractured marketplace. Indeed, one of the main features of this book is that the market for standardized testing is highly fractured - with segments of the market facing monopoly conditions, others facing oligopoly conditions and still others where near free-market conditions exist. One of the main premises of the book is that the structures of markets have strong implications for how those markets perform. While this notion is widely accepted among economists, it is not widely appreciated in educational research. A second motivation for the book is that very little scholarly attention has been focused on the standardized testing industry. This topic - the structure of the testing industry and implications for the quality of tests and test use - affects how we evaluate the learning of students, the effectiveness of teaching, the quality of schools and the educational health of the nation. Of particular concern to the authors is one vital aspect of test quality: test validity. This book is the most current and authoritative review and analysis of the market for standardized testing
Teach them well : an introduction to education by George F Madaus( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues of aid to nonpublic schools; Summary analysis. [Submitted to the President's Commission on School Finance] by Boston College( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a summary analysis of Volumes I, ii, iii, and iv (see ed 058 486--489 of Issues of Aid to Nonpublic Schools. The cardinal ideas in these volumes are discussed under the following topics: Popular Fallacies as to the Role of Nonpublic Schools; The Nature of the Crisis in Nonpublic Schools; and Perils of Public Policy. The central outcomes of the study are stated as follows: I. A number of popular conceptions as to the role of nonpublic schools in American life are questionable and misleading; ii. The nature of the crisis in nonpublic education is quite different from what is generally assumed; and iii. Superficial attempts to alleviate the crisis will probably produce results opposite to those officially espoused. (For related document, see ed 058 473.) (db)
Testing and evaluation : learning from the projects we fund by George F Madaus( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of issues in program evaluation is provided for corporate contributions administrators, including the place of testing in such evaluations, so that the administrators are in a better position to plan, commission, monitor, evaluate, and use evaluations of the projects they fund. In the first chapter, metaphors and models for educational evaluation are explored, examining how metaphors used to describe the process of education and schools can influence approaches to program evaluation. The three main approaches to program evaluation are described as: (1) goals-oriented; (2) decision-oriented; and (3) responsive or naturalistic. The second chapter offers practical advice on commissioning, monitoring, evaluating, and using evaluations. The third chapter considers educational tests and issues related to their use in program evaluation. Seven figures and five tables illustrate the discussion. A glossary is included, and three excerpts of the report in card form are enclosed. (Sld)
Public examinations : a study of the Irish leaving certificate by George F Madaus( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of external examinations to improve student motivation by Thomas Kellaghan( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating educational and social programs : guidelines for proposal review, onsite evaluation, evaluation contracts, and technical assistance by Blaine R Worthen( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past two decades, evaluation has come to play an increasingly important role in the operation of educational and social programs by national, state, and local agencies. Mandates by federal funding agencies that programs they sponsored be evaluated gave impetus to use of evaluation. Realization that evaluation plays a pivotal role in assuring program quality and effectiveness has maintained the use of evaluation even where mandates have been relaxed. With increased use --indeed institutionalization --of evaluation in many community, state, and national agencies, evaluation has matured as a profession, and new evaluation approaches have been developed to aid in program planning, implementation, monitoring, and improvement. Much has been written about various philosophical and theoretical orientations to evaluation, its relationship to program management, appropriate roles evaluation might play, new and sometimes esoteric evaluation methods, and particular evaluation techniques. Useful as these writings are, relatively little has been written about simple but enormously important activities which comprise much of the day-to-day work of the program evaluator. This book is focused on some of these more practical aspects that largely determine the extent to which evaluation will prove helpful
Policy perspectives on educational testing by Bernard R Gifford( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America faces a crisis in education and its accompanying effects on the nation's economic and social life. Educators and policy makers need to document the extent of this crisis, to gauge its potential impact, and to develop educational strategies that would boost achievement; this has turned the spotlight on educational assessment - the procedures, practices, and tools that educators use to measure the progress of students, both as individuals and groups. This book deals with a range of issues within the field of educational assessment, with an emphasis on those issues that have sparked the public policy debate in recent years. Much of this volume concerns itself with the impact of testing on various subgroups of the population - blacks, Hispanics, young children, and children considered to be of `below average' ability. Taken together, the contributions to this volume represent a broad range of views on differential test performance. (This book is part of the subseries of books based on the Ford Foundation's National Commission on Testing and Public Policy. Previous titles in this program include Gifford & Wing/Test in Defense, Gifford & O'Connor/Changing Assessments, Gifford/Test Policy and the Politics of Opportunity Allocation, and Gifford/Test Policy and Test Performance.)
Educational evaluation : classic works of ralph w. tyler by George F Madaus( )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I personally learned to know Ralph Tyler rather late in his career when, in the 1960s, I spent a year as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. His term of office as Director of the Center was then approaching its end. This would seem to disqualify me thoroughly from preparing a Foreword to this "Classic Works." Many of his colleagues and, not least, of his students at his dear Alma Mater, the University of Chicago, are certainly better prepared than I to put his role in American education in proper perspective. The reason for inviting me is, I assume, to bring out the influence that Tyler has had on the international educational scene. I am writing this Foreword on a personal note. Ralph Tyler's accomplishments in his roles as a scholar, policy maker, educational leader, and statesman have been amply put on record in this book, not least in the editors' Preface. My reflections are those of an observer from abroad but who, over the last 25 years, has been close enough to overcome the aloofness of the foreigner. Tyler has over many years been criss-crossing the North American con tinent generously giving advice to agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, lecturing, and serving on many committees and task forces that have been instrumental in shaping American education
Conducting educational needs assessments by Daniel L Stufflebeam( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What goals should be addressed by educational programs? What priorities should be assigned to the different goals? What funds should be allocated to each goal? How can quality services be maintained with declining school enrollments and shrinking revenues? What programs could be cut if necessary? The ebb and flow of the student population, the changing needs of our society and the fluctuation of resources constantly impinge on the education system. Educators must deal with students, communities, and social institutions that are dynamic, resulting in changing needs. It is in the context of attempting to be responsive to these changes, and to the many wishes and needs that schools are asked to address, that needs assessment can be useful. Needs assessment is a process that helps one to identify and examine both values and information. It provides direction for making decisions about programs and resources. It can include such relatively objective procedures as the statistical description and analysis of standardized test data and such subjective procedures as public testimony and values clarification activities. Needs assessment can be a part of community relations, facilities planning and consolidation, program development and evaluation, and resource allocation. Needs assessment thus addresses a xiii XIV PREFACE broad array of purposes and requires that many different kinds of procedures be available for gathering and analyzing information. This book was written with this wide variation of practices in mind
Der Insolvenzplan : Von seiner dogmatischen Deutung als Vertrag und seiner Fortentwicklung in eine Bestätigungsinsolvenz by George F Madaus( )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HauptbeschreibungKrisenzeiten sind Blütezeiten des Insolvenzrechts. Für die Insolvenzordnung des Jahres 1999 ist die gegenwärtige Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise die erste echte Feuertaufe und die angestoßenen Reformen belegen, dass sich gerade ihr Planverfahren noch nicht bewährt hat. Da die Fortentwicklung jedes Rechtsinstituts zwingend das Verständnis seiner Dogmatik voraussetzt, untersucht Stephan Madaus zunächst ausführlich die Rechtsnatur des Insolvenzplans, den er als (in der Entstehung von einem Kontrahierungszwang begleiteten) Vertrag zwischen allen Beteiligten erkennt. Hierauf aufbauend
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The paradoxes of high stakes testing : how they affect students, their parents, teachers, principals, schools, and society
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The paradoxes of high stakes testing : how they affect students, their parents, teachers, principals, schools, and societyEducational evaluation : classic works of Ralph W. TylerThe fractured marketplace for standardized testing