ERIC Number: ED201672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Uses of Title I Evaluation Data: Implications for Technical Assistance.
Hansen, Joe B.
The basic position taken in this paper is that the data collected under the Title I evaluation and reporting system can be used more effectively than they have been traditionally in making decisions about Title I programs, and that other types of data can and should be used in shaping and improving Title I programs. This paper combines information derived from interviews conducted with state Title I coordinators and evaluators in nine of the 14 states served by the Title I Evaluation, Technical Assistance Centers for regions 8, 9, and 10 and a review of the literature on evaluation utilization, to provide guidance for planning technical assistance services. To provide an analytical framework for the literature review, four sets of hypothetical factors influencing evaluation were identified: technical-methodological, personal-role related, communication related, and policical-organization. These four factors also provided categories for classifying problems in evaluation use for the interviews. State Education Agency respondents suggested three areas of technical assistance as having potential for improving evaluation use: data interpretation, implementation evaluation, and longitudinal (sustained effects) evaluation. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evaluation Problems; Evaluation Utilization; Technical Assistance Centers; Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).