ERIC Number: ED190612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Delivering Technical Assistance: Can Change Constructs Help?
Murray, Stephen L.; Quilling, Mary R.
Four problems underlying the delivery of technical assistance in Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I evaluation are discussed: (1) the dual missions of facilitating the implementation of the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System and of facilitating the local use of evaluation information frequently require tradeoffs between evaluation activities; (2) there is a relative lack of an experiental base on which technical assistance strategies can be built; (3) research on evaluation in its natural setting is recent and sketchy; and (4) conceptual analyses of technical assistance as a part of planned educational change are not available. This paper reviews literature on providing technical assistance in evaluation, evaluating educational programs within the educational system, and analyzing educational change in terms of implementation processes. Models for clarifying evaluation goals and developing state and local evaluation plans are described. A model for analyzing state and local education agencies' planned evaluation system improvements, in terms of stages of implementation or levels of use, is discussed as a means for improving the relevance and efficiency of Title I technical assistance. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Evaluation Problems; Levels of Use Chart; Research Develop Diffuse Adopt Model; Technical Assistance Centers; Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).