ERIC Number: ED195589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating a Local Gifted Program: A LEA/University Cooperative Effort.
Callahan, Carolyn M.; And Others
The development and implementation of an evaluation plan for a district's program for the gifted is examined. The school system in question applied for state funding to develop appropriate instrumentation and implement such a plan. Its uniqueness was in its attempt to secure funds for developing an evaluation for a given program. Because the project called for test development, program evaluation, and curriculum evaluation and validation, specialists in these areas were included on the multi- disciplinary evaluation team along with faculty members from the Evaluation Research Center and Foundations of Education Department and graduate students. After examining the program proposal, objectives, and curriculum documents, descriptions of the existing program for the gifted and the evolving program for students gifted in the fine and performing arts were developed. The 3-year project proposal called for development and implementation of an evaluation design, development of assessment instruments, and development of a plan for reporting student achievement. The team approach to evaluation resulted in bringing about the anticipated positive results. Various benefits accruing to the university, school system, and the state department are identified. Components of the project are detailed in the appendices. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Discrepancy Evaluation Model; University of Virginia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).