ERIC Number: ED214303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-22
Reference Count: 0
A Functional Model for Management of Large Scale Assessments.
Banta, Trudy W.; And Others
This functional model for managing large-scale program evaluations was developed and validated in connection with the assessment of Tennessee's Nutrition Education and Training Program. Management of such a large-scale assessment requires the development of a structure for the organization; distribution and recovery of large quantities of materials; the hiring, training, and supervision of part-time temporary assistants to administer the assessment; and scheduling and supervision in a natural setting. Three elements of the model are critical to its implementation. The first is the development of a leadership framework (to establish and clarify lines of responsibility among members of the assessment staff). The second is construction of an activity timeline (containing personnel assignments and target dates for completion). The third element is a structured procedure for the recruitment, interviewing, selection, and training of field assistants (including determining job qualifications, formulating screening instruments and interview questions, and developing a handbook for field assistants). Other important elements of the model include a representative sampling procedure, communication channels with cooperating agencies, an assessment schedule, and instrumentation and data-gathering procedures. Also important are assignment of field assistants to specific sites and solicitation of feedback. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Large Scale Programs; Timelines
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).