ERIC Number: ED210320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Securing Local Cooperation in a National Evaluation: The Teacher Corps Evaluation Model.
The methods used in the Teacher Corps Program Evaluation are based principally on the importance of securing the cooperation of local participants during data collection. Several principles concerning local cooperation were established and explained. These included encouraging active participation, encouraging local review of instruments, maintaining communication, establishing clear lines of communication and responding to concerns, providing and receiving feedback, and providing lead time before a data collection activity. Standards for maintaining rapport with various projects were established. Communication lines, properly established, facilitate continued cooperation. These techniques seem to have been successful because all projects have remained in the evaluation samples. Response rates for self-report questionnaires are high, indicating that participants value the evaluation as a means of expressing their views of the project and the program as a whole. The response rates to the questionnaires by teachers and administrators has been very high. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers: Teacher Corps
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).