ERIC Number: ED185695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Current vs. Ideal Procedures for Determining Educational Program-Evaluation Budgets: A Survey of School Evaluators.
Drezek, Stan; And Others
Both smaller and larger school districts allocate 3 percent of total budgets, or $4.00 per pupil, for program evaluation. Of this $4.00, $3.00 is spent on outcome or process evaluation, 60 cents on program planning/needs assessment, and 40 cents on dissemination/utilization. Findings are from an evaluation budget procedures survey of evaluation directors of 55 local education agencies (LEA) and 14 state education agencies (SEA). A majority recommended a 4-8 percent, sliding scale, program cost allocation for evaluation. LEA respondents judged evaluation more important to subsequent program operation than to program funding. Misunderstanding, high costs, political considerations, and poor quality evaluations lower the priority that educational leaders hold for evaluation. It is recommended that evaluators spend more time communicating and encouraging use of evaluation findings. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).