ERIC Number: ED238939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Organizing for Evaluation Use: A Handbook for Administrators. Evaluation Productivity Project.
Alkin, Marvin C.; And Others
This handbook on organizing for evaluation use is oriented to those who commission or are administratively responsible for seeing that evaluations are performed. It is practical, clarifying the administrator's role in the evaluation process and providing worksheets for practice. Written with a minimum of technical language, it is useful for administrators at any stage of an evaluation. Basic concepts of evaluation are defined. An array of possible evaluation factors and some interrelationships among the different factors are identified and described. A factor pattern with four clusters is identified, a scenario is presented, and the factor pattern is examined within the context of the scenario. A series of worksheets is provided to note information pertaining to the evaluation situation and to list some positive actions to influence evaluation use. The emphasis is on the administrator's involvement in the planning, execution, and analysis of the evaluation in order to maximize its use. (PN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: For a related document, see TM 840 040