ERIC Number: ED334266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Statewide Evaluation of Eleven Special Education University Grants.
Kochan, Susan; Teddlie, Charles
An evaluation of 11 university grants funded by the Louisiana Department of Education's Office of Special Education Services (OSES) during the 1989-90 academic year is presented. The methodology used was based on an evaluation format adopted by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for evaluating Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund projects. The evaluation process included the following steps: (1) analysis of grant applications; (2) development of interview protocols; (3) site visits; (4) completion of Project Objective Management Forms (POMFs); (5) collection and analysis of Mid-Year Reports (MYRs) from project directors; (6) completion of Project Summary Evaluation Forms based on information from the POMFs and MYRs; and (7) production of narrative summaries for all projects. This paper includes summaries of the formative and summative evaluations as well as a critique of the overall OSES process for monitoring and evaluating these projects. Results from the summative evaluation were generally positive, although there was considerable variance across programs and categories. Six areas of weakness were uncovered through the formative evaluation, and recommendations were provided in these areas. (Author/TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).