ERIC Number: ED191563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Accept My Profile: Perspectives for Head Start Profiles of Program Effects on Children. Technical Report. Volume I (Revised Edition).
Mediax Associates, Inc., Westport, CT.
This technical report discusses the development of a framework for identifying a battery of measures to be used in evaluating Head Start program effects on children 3 to 7 years of age. The report consists of an overview and five chapters, and provides eight appendices (in two additional volumes). Among the topics addressed are background information related to project planning and implementation; methodological procedures followed in determining characteristics to be measured; and issues affecting the selection of characteristics and the problems of defining constructs. Further, the specific characteristics recommended for measurement and the proposed system for their classification, as well as technical issues confronting test developers are discussed. The final chapter provides a summary of professional standards for reliability and validity, a discussion of other psychometric issues, a review of advantages and problems of using profiles and a discussion of several issues related to data collection procedures. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Classification, Data Collection, Developmental Tasks, Individual Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Outcomes of Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Profiles, Program Evaluation, Reliability, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Teacher Attitudes, Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mediax Associates, Inc., Westport, CT.
Identifiers: Project Head Start; Test Batteries
Note: For Volumes II and III, see PS 011 658-659.