ERIC Number: ED202877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Application of Innovation Configurations to Evaluation of NDN and Title IV-C Programs.
The construction and application of innovation configuration in assessing the implementation of adopted/adapted National Diffusion Network (NDN) programs and developmental programs funded by Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV, Bureau of the Educationally Handicapped and Vocational Education, are presented. Implementation evaluation measures the degree that the program components of the original developer have been installed and are operating in the new site. In searching for a method of determining the status of implementation of adopted programs, the Pennsylvania State Facilitator chose the "Levels of Use" technique, a focused interview (and/or possibly an observation) in which the knowledge of a project or program is placed in a format known as a configuration. The configuration in a developmental program performs a documenting service. As the program goes through the testing phases, it is modified by keeping what works and discarding the rest. Therefore, a number of configurations could be constructed, each documenting a period in time in the developmental history. The innovation configuration can well serve the tools to measure implementation when the tools use descriptive narrative as a basis on which to judge the status of the implementation. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV; Innovations Configuration; National Diffusion Network Programs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).