ERIC Number: ED255548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-13
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation's Contribution to the Success of a Silicon Valley School/Industry Partnership: The Peninsula Academies Evaluation.
Jung, Steven M.; And Others
In an effort to encourage the participation of educationally disadvantaged youth in the Silicon Valley's high technology employment boom, the Peninsula Academies program was established utilizing a triad-partnership arrangement among the Sequoia Union High School District, high technology employers in the area, and the Stanford Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition (SMPUC). This paper examines the impact of the evaluation process on the success of the program, emphasizing major factors that contributed to its success: (1) the evaluation was adequately and independently funded; (2) it was designed to be useful; (3) the evaluators monitored the program closely, including full participation at all levels; (4) evaluation results were thoroughly communicated to all participants; and (5) the evaluation was technically sound. An evaluation, it is concluded, needs to be participatory and committed, working with program management over the entire life of a program from conception to replication in order to have an impact on the program's success. (EGS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evaluation Research; Peninsula Academies
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Evaluation Network and Evaluation Research Society (San Francisco, CA, October 10-13, 1984). Small print in Figure 1 and Attachment 2.