ERIC Number: ED030957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Discrepancy Evaluation Model: An Approach to Local Program Improvement and Development.
Provus, Malcolm M.
A schema for the evaluation of ESEA Title I and III programs is based upon the view that evaluation should be considered as a process for program development and stabilization. Following a general systems approach and applying management theory, the model includes methods for using evaluation as a program improvement tool, with educational performance regarded as an output produced by the interaction of educational inputs (e.g., students, teachers, and materials) with the educational process. The model incorporates five stages of evaluation: (1) Program design, (2) program operation, (3) program interim products, (4) program terminal products, and (5) program cost. Each stage of the model is explained, and guides to assist in decision making by the program administrator are formulated. A Program Interim Assessment Profile charts the evaluation of a program with respect to comprehensiveness, internal consistency, program compatibility, program implementation, relation of process to outcomes, program effectiveness, and program efficiency. Seven appendixes relate the application of the evaluation model to an illustrative case history, the Standard Speech Development Program, serving 5,000 seventh- and eighth-grade students in 37 qualifying schools. A bibliography of 18 items is included. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I