ERIC Number: ED216038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Evaluation in a Climate of Federal Deregulation.
The future role and importance of educational evaluation are analyzed in terms of the Educational Consolidation and Improvement Act (1981), a block grant whose provisions minimize planning, reporting, evaluation and accountability requirements to ensure that national goals are met. The background in federal and state evaluation programs is discussed, including the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System (TIERS). The rationale for block grant programs, the advantages and disadvantages, and the basic forms of evaluation and accountability in the law are presented. Within the impact and future directions of evaluation, concern is whether the lack of specificity in block grant legislation is not a deliberate attempt to divest federal funding for education when authorization ends in 1987. Five tenets are presented for a block grant evaluation framework advocated by the Council of Chief State School Offices to ensure that a common core of evaluative data will be available at state and national levels. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Program Evaluation, State Federal Aid
New Jersey State Department of Education, 225 W. State St., CN 500, Trenton, NJ 08625.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers: Educational Consolidation and Improvement Act 1981; Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).