ERIC Number: ED025858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-29
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation and "Pace": A Study of Procedures and Effectiveness of Evaluation Sections in Approved Pace Projects, with Recommendations for Improvement. [Report No. 1 of the Second National Study of Pace.]
Fairfax County Schools, Baileys Crossroads, VA. Center for Effecting Educational Change.
This report studies the procedures and effectiveness of evaluation sections in projects approved under the ESEA Title III Projects to Advance Creativity in Education (PACE) program and makes recommendations for their improvement. Nineteen special consultants reviewed the evaluation sections of a random sample of 379 PACE proposals submitted in 1966 and 1967. Their ideas are classified into those dealing with (1) the need for and inadequacies of present evaluation procedures in the field of education, (2) evaluation of PACE projects, and (3) major problems found in PACE proposals. Without exception, the consultants criticized the effectiveness of PACE evaluation. Their analysis and criticism produced eight general recommendations that are designed to vitalize and improve the evaluation of PACE projects. These range from suggesting what proportion of project budgets should be devoted to evaluation to recommendations for establishing evaluation workshops. Finally, each of the consultants was asked to study 10 approved PACE proposals that focused upon his area of specialty, to judge the adequacy of evaluation procedures for these projects, and to prepare a report including any special recommendations for evaluation improvement. (TT)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Course Evaluation, Creativity, Curriculum Development, Education Service Centers, Educational Innovation, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Exceptional Persons, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Special Education, State Programs, Student Personnel Services, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, Baileys Crossroads, VA. Center for Effecting Educational Change.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; PACE; Projects to Advance Creativity in Education