Center For The Study Of Evaluation (CSE)

The UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation (CSE) was established in 1966 based on a national competition and was designated the national center for research in educational evaluation. The center has been continuously funded by the research office of the U.S. Department of Education and other federal and state agencies and has employed more than 150 people. Many seminal ideas in evaluation, methodology, and measurement originated and were first published at CSE: Scriven's Goal Free Evaluation, Bloom's Mastery Learning, Alkin's work on evaluation utilization, House's Logic of Evaluation Argument, and Herman's CSE Evaluation Kit (for these and other publications, see the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing's Web site at

Marvin C.Alkin
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