ERIC Number: ED230602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Six Years of Title I Evaluation Technical Assistance: Past Strategies and Measurement of Effectiveness.
Arter, Judith A.
This paper describes the level and nature of Title I Evaluation Technical Assistance services provided in 14 western states over the past six years. The primary data source is the routine information collected by the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) on all contacts with clients. Points made as a result of this review are focused on what the data do and do not show about the development over time of technical assistance strategies and content. In sum, TACs have enjoyed a high level of impact and success with clients, much of which is not documented in numbers. Elements of the TAC structure which have contributed to success are a client-centered approach; flexibility in service provision, content and staffing; good needs assessment and awareness approaches; face-to-face contact; responsiveness; an initial focus and impetus for participation; and high quality information and materials. Other important factors are the perception of TACs as a resource, not a monitoring agency, and funding which allowed good quality personnel and materials. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Technical Assistance Centers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).