ERIC Number: ED254568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Inservice Training Programs: District Response to State Mandate.
This paper describes the development of standardized evaluation procedures for Pasco County's inservice teacher education. Since 1983, legislation requires teacher education centers in Florida to report attainment data based on measurable objectives. Using a classification system adapted from the "Rand Change Agent Study," directors and supervisors categorized each unit of their inservice components as one of seven types of inservice. An appropriate evaluation procedure designed to provide evidence of the increased knowledge and skill of participants was identified for each inservice type. These activities culminated in the generation of an inservice classification system with a concomitant evaluation strategy with two types of instruments--achievement tests and rating scales. The "Inservice Evaluation Handbook" was created to provide assistance in developing these instruments. Although implementation difficulties emerged much progress was made in inservice evaluation. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida (Pasco County)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985). For the Inservice Evaulation Handbook, see TM 850 186.