Justification of the computerized key punch verification system
Barney, Patricia Hayes
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The purpose of evaluation was primarily the grading and classifying of students. The main objective of evaluation was to improve learning. The following characteristics should encompass evaluation: 1. A method of acquiring and processing the evidence needed to improve the students' learning and the teaching. 2. An aid in classifying the significant goals and objectives of education and as a process for determining the extent to which students are developing in these desired ways. 3. A system of quality control in which it may be determined at each step in the teaching-learning process whether the process is effective or not, and if not what changes must be made to insure its effectiveness before it is too late. (Bloom,197l:7) Keeping the latter in mind, it should be remembered at this point that there were no limits to the ways and means of proper evaluation and that improved methods of evaluation were always encouraged in education. One such method lay within the capabilities and potential of a modern digital computer. This study intended to accomplish a quicker and more objective means of evaluation for the student. A student's daily work upon completion was verified and returned for analysis by the next class meeting. The score acquired was internally (stored on disk) recorded and retained for future evaluation.