ERIC Number: ED204414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Joint Dissemination Review Panel: Can Approved Submittals Be Distinguished from the Rejections?
Covert, Robert W.; Fang, Wei Li
The Joint Dissemination Review Panel (JDRP) examines educational interventions and determines their effectiveness. This study's purpose was to assess this review process and identify common characteristics of submittals and ways in which approvals and rejections differed. A locally-developed instrument which collected data on the intervention's effectiveness was administered to 96 submittals reviewed during 1978 and 1979. Results indicated that submittals contained measurable objectives, evaluation designs, and specified sample sizes. Using tests of significance, approved submittals significantly differed from rejections in that they used multiple testing measures; results were statistically significant; information was provided on salient features; and the narrative and tables were clearly presented. Discriminant analysis demonstrated that approvals reported using quasi-experimental designs, multiple test procedures, more information on key features, clearer tables, and control of selection and regression effects. One variable, statistically significant test results, was inversely related. Based on these findings, JDRP submittals should include measurable objectives, quasi- or experimental designs, multiple testing measures, reliable and valid tests, statistically significant test results, a clearly described intervention, and replication information. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Joint Dissemination Review Panel
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).