ERIC Number: ED219698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating the Implementation of a Delinquency Prevention Program: The PATHE Experience.
Birdseye, Ann T.
In 1980, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention released a program announcement for an alternative education demonstration program intended to test a variety of school-based delinquency prevention programs. Great emphasis was placed on project evaluations. One of the programs identified was PATHE - Positive Action Through Holistic Evaluation. Evaluation of PATHE interventions relies totally on records kept at the schools, including student-level interventions, school and community level interventions. Intensity and fidelity rating scales developed for the evaluation of PATHE implementation provided useful, reliable and valid data in a manageable form. The scores produced successfully compared levels of implementation of 21 different implementations in seven schools, and allowed for the testing of simple hypotheses regarding the correlates of successful implementation. Sample implementation rating forms, rating scales, and program development worksheets are appended. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).