ERIC Number: ED191881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
U.S. Office of Education Policies Toward ESEA, Title I Evaluation Utility: Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Platitudes.
Stonehill, Robert M.; Groves, Curtis L.
Policies of the United States Office of Education (USOE) pertaining to the utility of Title I Evaluation and Reporting System (TIERS) are discussed, as well as the effect of clarification, expansion, or revision of these policies on procedures. In order to facilitate the implementation of the TIERS, USOE has initiated a system of regional Technical Assistance Centers (TACs), which provide consulting services to state and local educational agencies. In addition, the USOE has published Title I evaluation technical standards which explicitly define the areas of technical regor and the rationale behind these choices. An agenda for generally improving Title I evaluation and for enhancing their utility can be implemented only when the target audience has developed some basic skills and expertise which will allow them to understand and correctly carry out more broadly focused assessments than is provided for by only adopting a TIERS model. Furthermore, a commitment to the notion that evaluation can provide critical information which can and should be used in reviewing the effectiveness of programs is also essential. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Office of Education; 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).