Program-Fair Evaluation of Instructional Programs

52 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2009 Last revised: 3 Feb 2009

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Ralph Hanson

West Virginia University

Dick Schutz

3RsPlus, Inc.

Date Written: February 2, 2009


Obtaining credible comparative information regarding the effects of instructional programs has long been recognized as an important but complex task. Although a number of approaches have and are being used for this purpose, no adequate methodology is yet available. This study provides an empirical exemplar of a new methodology for providing comparative proficiency data on instructional programs. It was conducted to assess the comparative effects of four kindergarten reading readiness programs. The article provides details about the methods employed and presents comparative findings.

Keywords: Educational evaluation, educational research methods, instructional development methodology, educational research methodology, SWRL

Suggested Citation

Hanson, Ralph and Schutz, Dick, Program-Fair Evaluation of Instructional Programs (February 2, 2009). Available at SSRN: or

Ralph Hanson

West Virginia University ( email )

PO Box 6025
Morgantown, WV 26506
United States

Dick Schutz (Contact Author)

3RsPlus, Inc. ( email )

Long Beach, CA 90807
United States
562 427-5949 (Phone)

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