ERIC Number: ED193497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Summative Evaluation: Promising Practices Diffusion Project.
Kinnick, Mary K.
The focus of a summative evaluation of the Promising Practices Diffusion Project was on soliciting descriptions and views of several different groups about project operation and merit and comparing the "ideal" model against what had taken place so far. Preliminary activities involved review of the project-developed Implementation Kit for Regional Coordinators, project objectives, and project components. Four special inquiries were conducted: (1) survey of local awareness, (2) survey of Project Directors, (3) survey of 1979-80 local adopters/adapters of Promising Practices, and (4) survey/interviews with the sixteen Regional Coordinators. Over two-thirds of the respondents to the Local Awareness Survey had received the Promising Practices Handbook. Most had read it. The Director Survey inquired about means of learning about the project and opinion of local level awareness. The Survey of Local Adopters/Adapters asked about their support of the project, use of evaluation instruments, usefulness of different kinds of assistance, suggestions for future changes, and facilitating and limiting factors. Regional directors answered opinion and open-ended questions and were interviewed. Results generally indicated that the Project is successful and important. (Results of the surveys are summarized in detail.) Twelve major recommendations were made regarding the project and its continuation. (All evaluation instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Diffusion, Information Dissemination, Innovation, Models, Networks, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Summative Evaluation, Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Career and Vocational Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Vocation-Technical Education Unit.
Identifiers: Oregon; Promising Practices Diffusion Project
Note: Figures and some tables, as well as pages in the appendix, will not reproduce well due to light and broken type. For related documents see CE 026 922-924, ED 130 140, and ED 162 157.