ERIC Number: ED189252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Federal Evaluation Legislation on Larger Urban School Districts.
Kean, Michael H.
The Educational Amendments Act of 1974 added an evaluation requirement to Title I legislation. Models of evaluation were required to specify techniques and criteria which facilitate comparisons of programs on a statewide or nationwide basis. The School District of Philadelphia conducted simulated studies of three evaluation models to determine implementation problems and barriers regarding Title I evaluation and considered how these experiences should guide Federal policy and legislation in other programs. Four categories of barriers to smooth implementation were identified: (1) validity of evaluative measurement devices; (2) accuracy of systems for sampling, testing, and evaluation; (3) aggregation issues regarding levels at which results can or should be used; and (4) issues of interpretation and application of data. It was concluded that Title I evaluation models may be theoretically sound; however, application may lead to inconsistencies. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Note: Paper presented at the symposium on "Evaluation Policy in Federally Funded Programs: Lessons from Title I" at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979).