ERIC Number: ED177220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Assisting State and Local Education Agencies in the Implementation of the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System.
Oxford, Rebecca L.
Issues in assisting state and local education agencies to implement the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System were discussed in the context of responses from a structured interview of staff members from the Title I Technical Assistance Center (Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory) responsible for Regions VIII, IX, and X--encompassing 14 western states and four territories. The issues were: (1) structuring the technical assistance organization; (2) determining clients' needs; (3) making services known to clients; (4) developing and delivering technical assistance services; and (5) evaluating the services rendered. Although opinion varied, it was generally determined that regional assignments worked well but that some degree of cross-regional flexibility should exist. Topical specialization was generally opposed. Various methods were advocated for determining clients' needs, including periodic surveys. It was agreed that the state contact person is the key to publicizing available services and that methods of communications should include printed information, contact between clients, and oral presentations. Methods of delivering technical services were suggested: workshops; in-person and telephone consultations; and publications. Suggestions were made to include both formal and informal evaluation procedures to assess the services provided. (MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory; Technical Assistance Centers; Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)