ERIC Number: ED223683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Goal Attainment Scaling in the Evaluation of a Home-Based Educational Intervention.
Nicassio, Frank J.
The use of Goal Attainment Scaling to evaluate a home-based educational intervention in which parents acted as tutors of their own elementary-school-aged children is described. Goal Attainment Scaling is a model originally developed for the National Institutes of Mental Health as a means of evaluating the activities of community mental health centers. As adapted for use in a public school setting, Goal Attainment Scaling proved to be a useful tool in not only determining program outcomes, but in also providing a standard for program decisions in a school environment characterized by flux and shifting frames of reference. How program goals were scaled, scored, and interpreted using the Goal Attainment Scaling procedure are discussed. It was concluded that the Margaret Sheehy School Parent Outreach Program was successful in establishing a cost-effective home-based school program focusing on both academic and related needs of referred children. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: California; Goal Attainment Scaling; Parent Outreach Program; Stanford Achievement Tests