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ERIC Number: ED204355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Program Analysis and Monitoring (PAM) Techniques for Improving Title I Evaluation Locally.
Kidder, Steven J.; Hayford, Paul D.
If school principals are to exercise adequate management control over their educational programs, they must have effective management tools. Title I Program Analysis and Monitoring (PAM) is such a management tool. Title I PAM is useful, timely, and efficient--in the sense of minimum interference with the educational program and modest cost. The Title I PAM system in reading comprises Achievement Monitors for the measurement of reading comprehension; Monitor Reports on teachers' reading classes or instructional groups; Program Analysis Reports (PAR); questionnaires for the collection of process information; and computer programs for test scoring and report generation. PAR (i.e.,: grade-level reports for the principal) are the heart of PAM and relate pupil achievement to the distribution and use of classroom resources. If pupil achievement is substandard, then the principal has a legitimate need to intervene at the level of the classroom teacher. If pupil achievement is satisfactory, but resource utilization is more than, or less than, expected, the principal will want to confer with the teacher. In Title I PAM there are three variations on the PAR. Descriptions and illustrations of each type are appended. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Title I Program Analysis and Monitoring
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981). Best copy available.