ERIC Number: ED235627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Program Evaluation: A Management Tool.
Horvath, Lester J.; And Others
Intended for administrators, the booklet outlines procedures for evaluating district special education programs. An introductory chapter presents the rationale for evaluation as an efficient management tool. A review of the literature addresses five stages in evaluation: (1) defining the evaluation model, (2) collecting evaluation information, (3) analyzing data, (4) writing and presenting reports, and (5) applying evaluation findings. Chapter 3 considers 12 educational goals and program objectives upon which an evaluation can be based. Chapter 4 follows up with evaluation questions derived from specified program objectives. Data collection strategies (surveys, reviews of student folders, and special education enrollment comparisons) are discussed and cross referenced with evaluation questions. Chapter 6 provides the actual evaluation instruments with information on sampling. Data analysis instructions and a format for reporting data are covered in chapter 7. A final chapter offers guidelines for forming recommendations based on evaluation information. Additional readings and evaluation considerations are appended. (CL)
Descriptors: Criteria, Data Collection, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Surveys, Tests
Massachusetts Department of Education, Division of Special Education, 1385 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02169 (Publication No. 12356, no price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Special Education.; Associates in Professional Technologies, Inc., West Hartford, CT.
Note: For related document, see EC 160 480.