ERIC Number: ED186462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of State Mandated Evaluation Procedures upon the Educational Programs of Local School Districts in California.
Berke, Iris; And Others
Data were collected from 15 school districts in northern California to assess three state-mandated evaluation procedures: (1) a comprehensive program planning report; (2) a year-end report on expenditures and attainment of objectives; and (3) a monitor and review visitation whose purpose was to monitor program compliance, observe improvements in instruction and school administration, and assess participation by school staff and parents in educational decision making generally. The participating schools received funds from at least two of the following state or federal programs: Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Educationally Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, and Bilingual Education. The planning report and the site visit improved participation and awareness among staff and active parents; these two procedures also influenced instruction and management. The expenditure report, however, had little impact; it was regarded primarily as a requirement for further funding, but not perceived to be as helpful as the other two procedures. The state-mandated evaluation focused school site planning on the total educational program of the school, rather than on individual funding sources. (The site-visit interview form and the detailed questionnaire preceding the visit are appended). (CP)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Citizen Participation, Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Interviews, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Development, Participant Satisfaction, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School District Spending, State Aid, State School District Relationship, State Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Evaluation Consortium.
Identifiers: California; Metaevaluation
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