ERIC Number: ED218327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Resource Allocation for Program Evaluation: A Position.
Lucco, Robert J.; Higgins, Paul S.
The Task Force on Resource Allocation for Program Evaluation was established by Division H of the American Educational Research Association at the 1978 Annual Meeting in Toronto. This paper presents the recommendations of the Task Force concerning the allocation of resources for program evaluation. Program evaluation is needed to provide information for making program as well as policy-making decisions. The results of a national survey, which examined current vs. perceived-ideal procedures for determining program evaluation budgets, implied that educational evaluators need to increase their efforts to communicate evaluation results and encourage educational leaders to use these results. The Task Force recommends the adoption of a common definition of program evaluation; that requests for evaluations be accompanied by a statement of the use to which the evaluations will be put; and, that appropriate funding levels for conducting evaluations be set using a sliding scale. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Educational Research Association; Evaluation Utilization; Standards for Evaluation Educ Prog Proj Materials; Task Force Approach