ERIC Number: ED206362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating EOPS: A User Oriented Procedure.
Alkin, Marvin C.; Stecher, Brian M.
This seven-part report presents a recommended plan for state-wide evaluation of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program in the California Community College System. Chapter I describes the procedures used by Educational Evaluation Associates in devising the plan, discusses the role played by evaluation study groups, representing legislative/executive and college constituencies. Chapter II presents an assessment of existing sources of evaluation data, including the EOPS evaluation form, fiscal and budget reporting forms, student data cards, the Unified Statewide Reporting System, proposed on-site operational program reviews, fiscal audits, and EOPS year-end reports. Chapter III describes the information needs of the legislative/executive and college groups for determining EOPS program success. Chapter IV compares the EOPS program data sources with the EOPS information needs as indicated by the two study groups. Chapter V reviews several recent research studies examining different facets of the EOPS program. Chapters VI and VII present the recommendations for the evaluation system. These recommendations include suggestions for changes in several of the existing data sources; the addition of several new measures including surveys of EOPS student goals and long-term success; and the implementation of an evaluation report schedule. Several appendices provide supportive information. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Education Evaluation Associates, Northridge, CA.
Identifiers: California; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services