ERIC Number: ED194594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Formal and Informal Evaluation: To Serve Two Masters Well.
vanderPloeg, Arie J.
In evaluation of the Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I compensatory education programs, both the federal reporting mandate (using formal evaluation) and local needs (using informal evaluation) must be served. In Chicago Public Schools, computerized processing of standardized test scores allows the reporting requirement to be met with a minimum of staff and time. The bulk of staff and time are used to gather information about program implementation and conduct at the local schools. This information is returned to school principals and program administrators several times yearly. The local evaluation is beginning to focus on two sets of persons as its subject: (1) the student-teacher relationship which sets the limits to pupils' learning; and (2) the school principal and the various administrators who have the power to promote or vitiate programs. The reality in which these persons act fluctuates. Nevertheless, that varying reality is the context in which decisions about Title I programs are made. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).