ERIC Number: ED156720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
New York City Program Administrators Perceptions of the Helpfulness of Outside Mandated Evaluations on Administrative Decision-Making in ESEA Programs.
Program administrators for 64 Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs in New York City were asked to respond to a questionnaire rating scale concerning the helpfulness and quantity of information that had been provided to them by the program evaluators. The rating scale categorized areas of administrative decision making in five categories: students, staff, curriculum, finance, and facilities; and in terms of three steps in the decision-making process: problem awareness, finding possible courses of action, and choosing among alternative courses of action. The responses of 40 of the 64 questionnaires were usable and were analyzed by analysis of variance. The information judged to be most helpful was in the areas of curriculum and staff and in the problem awareness stage of the decision process. The area judged to have provided the least information was finance. The author recommends that evaluators and program coordinators work cooperatively to achieve evaluations that will facilitate decision making. (CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center of Northwest New Jersey, Morris Plains.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act; New York (New York)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)