ERIC Number: ED161213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
The Educational Programs Audit Dress Rehearsal; Paradigm One: Practice Makes Perfect or How a New Approach to the Audit Helps Programs Succeed.
Pfeffer, Eileen; Kester, Donald L.
Described is a procedure (Audit Dress Rehearsal) used in a special education program audit consultation service which included a practice audit designed to lower anxiety and raise awareness of concern for program success. The introduction includes sections dealing with evaluation and audit personnel, planning and implementing an audit, and stages in the audit process. The second section gives an overview of the Rowland Mentally Gifted Minors Program which was designed to meet the special needs of children with high mental ability. The third section focuses on the Audit Dress Rehearsal as it was applied to the Rowland program. Section 4 presents current evaluation data on the Audit Dress Rehearsal and includes data relating to the level of attainment objectives and data collected from teacher questionnaires. The conclusion discusses the four major results of the statistical analyses. Appendix I offers a description of the three program evaluation services now available. Appendix II contains the Audit Dress Rehearsal survey form. Bibliographies of references for educational program evaluation and audit and evaluation of educational programs for gifted students are included. (BD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rowland School District, Rowland Heights, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Society of Educational Program Auditors and Evaluators (San Diego, California, May 11, 1978)