ERIC Number: ED048334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Programs in the D.C. Public Schools -- Some Strategies and Systems. Final Report.
Cort, H. R., Jr.
Strategies and systems for evaluating educational programs are detailed in an attempt to fulfill the need for a centralized evaluation capability. Since a fundamental prerequisite for program evaluation is a statement of the objectives of the educational system, a set of system goals is proposed. These goals would provide a framework of criteria for analyzing educational programs and for determining policies and procedures. An evaluation data base is then suggested as a means of handling the accumulation, storage, processing, and analysis of the vast amount of information necessary to the evaluation process. The development and capabilities of such an evaluation data system are outlined. The Planning, Research and Evaluation Division is considered as basic to the implementation of the evaluation strategy. The division's proposed functions would include the establishment of definitions, measures, criteria, and planning goals for programs in relation to system objectives; the maintenance of a record of all special and experimental programs and the evaluation of the same; the development of a student, staff, program, and school data system for use in both short and long term evaluation; and finally, the direction of research studies focused on the improvement of the entire evaluation process. Appendices include models which implement the data system for analysis, guidelines for design and analysis strategies, suggestions for project monitoring, description of student-oriented data processing, and relevant references. (PR)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Processing, Databases, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Experimental Programs, Information Storage, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Research Needs, School Districts
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: District of Columbia; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III