ERIC Number: ED170911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation and Resource Management: A Policy-Maker's Guide to Using Program Data in Policy Formation.
Lucco, Robert J.
The educational administrator must often straddle the gap between empirically sound and politically expedient decisions, employing policy assessment as a hedge against adopting ill-conceived policies. The resource allocation model (RAM) attempts to remedy this dilemma by tying program evaluation and policy analysis into a single conceptual yet practical framework for incorporating evaluation data in the assessment of policy issues. The identification and weighing of system demands is the focus of the first component of the allocation model. For this, administrators use the needs assessment survey sheets, code sheets, and score sheets provided. The second level of the model requires use of the program implementation inventory sheet to examine current system programs and plans. The third level of resource management involves assessing program effectiveness using the program outcome inventory sheet provided. The fourth and final phase of the model allows the policy-maker to synthesize information concerning the effects of previous policy decisions on the system's internal and external environmental components. For this phase a program decision worksheet is provided. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Policy Analysis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)