ERIC Number: ED202896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
No Deserving Poor Refused: Providing Evaluation Services During Hard Times. Draft Copy.
Kean, Michael H.
Following an examination of alternative means of providing evaluation services in the absence of additional resources, the Small Project Assessment Service (SPAS) is described. Two types of cooperative research endeavors had been considered--those involving outside (non-school district) organizations such as universities, and those involving in-house (school district) personnel from offices other than the Office of Research Evaluation (ORE). The SPAS is an example of an operational in-house cooperative research system and was developed by the School District of Philadelphia's ORE. This service is designed to assist directors of small projects (which do not have sufficient funding to fund evaluation services) to assess their own projects. The SPAS makes available to project directors the technical expertise of ORE personnel to help them in their assessment efforts. The SPAS is a process involving the following steps: (1) completion of a Project Outline Form by the project director and forwarding it to ORE for review; (2) a meeting of the project director and ORE to complete the "Project Assessment Plan"; (3) conducting the project assessment and forwarding the data to the ORE auditor; and (4) review by ORE of the implementation of the assessment and certifying its accuracy. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Office of Research and Evaluation; Small Project Assessment Service
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).