ERIC Number: ED162767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Appalachian Maryland Regional Educational Service Agency.
Puzzuoli, David A.; Stead, Floyd L.
Educators in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties in Western Maryland voluntarily formed the Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) of Appalachian Maryland on the basis of their shared problems (relative isolation from the rest of the state and mountainous, remote terrain with very severe winters). RESA is comprised of public educational institutions and human development agencies from the state and region. RESA's first year (1972-73) evaluation is divided into two parts--program and operation, plus an ongoing self-evaluation model. After describing the planning, methodology, and analysis phases of the study, a brief history of RESA is given. More than half of the document is an evaluation of programs: joint purchasing; education program for industry, business, labor, and government; unified pupil testing, fire service extension; educational television task force program; informational support services, and personnel sharing, with information on objectives, cost benefit analysis, problems, recommendations, and source of data. The section on operations contains objectives, program planning and development, public information and education, maintenance of effort, financing, staffing and organization problems, proposed reorganization, and replicability. The evaluation model is discussed in terms of a model for program building and monitoring, objectives of RESA program evaluation, and guidelines for evaluation of operations/management. (RS/BR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Education Service Agency of Appalachian Maryland, Cumberland.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Maryland; Regional Educational Service Agencies