ERIC Number: ED165969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A National Evaluation Survey of Projects Funded Under Title IV, Part A of the Indian Education Act of 1972. Supplement to Final Report.
Communication Technology Corp., Marlton, NJ.
To aid the Office of Evaluation and Dissemination (OED) and the Office of Indian Education in development of a Request for Proposal to conduct an impact evaluation of the Indian Education Act, Part A, investigators used findings of the OED-sponsored evaluation of the Indian Education Act and observations of the principal investigator to establish design implications for such an impact evaluation. The three models tested in the evaluation study were the Glass model, for reading and math scores; the MANOVA model, involving the remedial reading, remedial math, and self-concept objectives; and the ANCOVA models, involving achievement test results. No differences were obtained in ANCOVA tests. The feasibility of impact evaluation in reading and self-concept areas appears generally favorable, but evaluation in math is not favorable. Recommendations for the six major design categories of conceptualization, sampling, testing, data collection, design, and analysis, include the following: (1) obtain near equivalent Indian control groups for impact evaluation model and address the most frequently obtained objectives; (2) study a larger sample and use large subsamples; (3) control testing in five specific ways and expand the definition of impact to focus on primary program emphasis; (4) collect data via site visits; and (5) consider pretest and post-test control group design. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Communication Technology Corp., Marlton, NJ.
Identifiers: Indian Education Act 1972
Note: For related documents, see RC 011 152-153