Citation: Huitt, W. (1999, October). Evaluation. Educational Psychology Interactive. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University. Retrieved [date], from http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/measeval/evalu.html

Evaluation includes the process of making judgments about the value of data collected through observations and descriptions. It is closely related to the concept of assessment, which is defined as "the process of collecting, interpreting, and synthesizing information in order to make decisions" (Gage & Berliner, 1991, p. 568). It is generally agreed that it is better to base judging and decision making on quantitative data as much as possible.

There are a variety of issues related to measurement and evaluation that are relevant to classroom and school settings.


| Internet Resources | Electronic Files |

Return to:

All materials on this website [http://www.edpsycinteractive.org] are, unless otherwise stated, the property of William G. Huitt. Copyright and other intellectual property laws protect these materials. Reproduction or retransmission of the materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, without the prior written consent of the copyright holder, is a violation of copyright law.