ERIC Number: ED179553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effects of the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System: TAC Perspective.
Hansen, Joe B.; Oxford, Rebecca L.
A study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of services offered by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory as a technical assistance center (TAC) to aid state departments of education and local school districts in implementing the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System (TIERS). The data were also used to help establish priorities for future services and to improve existing services. Four data collection procedures were used: an informal, preliminary survey; interviews; a mail survey; and reviews of documents. Among the findings were: (1) clients' evaluation procedures improved; (2) consultation on redesigning state forms was helpful; (3) an improved attitude toward evaluation was evident; and (4) improved use of evaluation data for decision making occurred. Client needs were also noted: training in testing and measurement and in evaluation design and usage; inservice training for testing programs; assistance in understanding regulations and in interpreting and using normal curve equivalents (NCE); and training in the use of evaluation data. Recommendations were also made by a review panel: self-contained packaged materials for clients to expand capabilities and reduce costs, and greater use of media presentations. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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, CA, April 8-12, 1979); Best copy available; Some tables marginally legible