ERIC Number: ED233045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Is There Evaluation after Federal Cutbacks? Publication No. 82.62.
Holley, Freda M.
To ascertain how evaluation has fared in the eighties, the Austin Independent School District surveyed the 94 largest school districts (including Hawaii and Puerto Rico) shown in the Directors of Research and Evaluation Network directory. A usable return rate of 63 percent was received for data analysis. As expected, the overall number of students eligible for Title I services increased as the overall enrollments in large cities continued to decrease. The average program budget decreased along with the average Title I evaluation budget. The average number of clerical, professional, and administrative staff declined. A smaller percentage decrease in overall federal funds for evaluation looks as though Title I funding may be taken up by other sources of federal monies. A surprise comes in the increase in local dollars for evaluation. It would appear that local school systems do value the evaluation services they are receiving. The survey form and district responses to the question of whether there were changes in evaluation due to the reduction of federal funds are appended. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Cutback Management; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).