ERIC Number: ED212047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Validating Educational Programs for Exportability across State Lines. A Manual for Implementing IVP.
Wholeben, Brent E.; And Others
The Interstate Validation Process (IVP-)is a method of validating educational practices for dissemination across state lines. The IVP was developed because no validation procedures for disseminating non-federally-funded programs were accepted by all states in the U.S. Department of Education's Region X, and because it was felt that such procedures could be developed. The authors identify the critical elements in the IVP, including cost-effectiveness and interstate acceptability, and list the types of evidence needed to prove a program successful, such as documented changes in student learning, attainment of managerial effectiveness, and improvements in staff utilization. An overview of the IVP procedure notes the steps in the process and the need for qualifications and training for the personnel carrying out the validations. The steps in the IVP include applicant information, an abstract of the project, and evidence of success and of "exportability" across state lines. Evidence of exportability is determined by programs' educational significance, target population, costs, and requirements for staff and equipment. The manual also provides sample forms for the IVP steps and a sample IVP team report. (RW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interstate Validation Process
Note: For a related document, see EA 014 321.