ERIC Number: ED254562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Changes in Evaluation Practice and Policy under Compensatory Education.
Hansen, Joe B.
Major changes have occurred in compensatory education evaluation practices and policies since the introduction of the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System (TIERS) and the Technical Assistance Centers (TAC) in 1976. This paper has three purposes: (1) to discuss these changes at the state and local levels; (2) to illustrate these changes with examples from TAC experiences and case studies from state and local districts; and (3) to identify unmet evaluation improvement needs and foreshadow future improvement. Excerpts from TAC studies are used to illustrate evaluation improvements in four major areas: (1) testing and measurement practices; (2) data quality control; (3) reporting procedures; (4) computer technology; (5) dissemination of evaluation results and feedback to local educational agencies (LEAS). TAC's will continue to have a strong role in addressing unmet evaluation needs in program improvement, coordination of Chapter 1 with other school programs and services, better utilization of TAC services by larger school districts, and more evaluation of migrant and other special Chapter 1 programs. (BS)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Data Analysis, Education Service Centers, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Federal Programs, Measurement Techniques, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Districts, State Agencies, Testing
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evaluation Research; Technical Assistance Centers; Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).