ERIC Number: ED221604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Utilization: Development and Impact of a Serial Evaluation Process for Special Education Programs.
Enell, Nancy C.
Finding summative evaluation methods lacking in relevance to specific programs within special education, a serial evaluation process was initiated to promote evaluation utilization in a California suburban school district. This method evolved during 5 years of evaluation activity with six strategies facilitating the development: (1) idenification of evaluation questions; (2) development of general content and techniques for interviews and surveys; (3) addressing multiple questions; (4) involvement of various educational personnel and parents; (5) selection of samples through a student data base; and, (6) the development of a longitudinal evaluation data base. This process overcomes the difficulty of total program evaluation, the aggregation of student achievement, and the lack of timely information for decision makers. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evaluation Utilization
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982); Appendix A contains small print that may not reproduce clearly.