Abstract

This project is a metaevaluation or critique of an evaluation of an intermediate course in a second language curriculum. In this report, the intermediate course evaluation is described to provide a basis for understanding the metaevaluation. Then the metaevaluation is presented. The evaluation was the first stage of a department-approved and college-supported curriculum redesign project to improve the quality of a second language curriculum in terms of instructional materials, methodological approaches, and pedagogical practices to promote optimal second language learning gains. Through the evaluation, strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum were identified so that these issues could be addressed during curriculum development. This metaevaluation identifies strengths and weaknesses of the intermediate course evaluation in terms of its utility, feasibility, propriety, and accuracy. Recommendations are made for improving the evaluation. In addition to several strengths, the metaevaluation identified some ways the intermediate course evaluation could be improved. Findings include the need for creating better relationships with stakeholders by more clearly understanding their concerns and views, creating more comprehensive contracts, and clarifying responsibilities and rights pertaining to the use of reports and data.

Degree

MS

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Instructional Psychology and Technology

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Date Submitted

2005-12-02

Document Type

Selected Project

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1142

Keywords

Metaevaluation

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