ERIC Number: ED348388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Program Review Model.
A program review model that can be used at the system level in the Simcoe County in Ontario (Canada) schools is presented. Program review is a process of systematically marshalling information so as to enable individuals to critically debate a specific program and eventually make more informed decisions about the program. A variety of conceptual approaches is required to reflect system priorities and indicate the size and scope of each program. Both qualitative and quantitative measures should be used whenever possible. Program review is necessary for accountability and program development. The model for Simcoe County contains the following steps: (1) determine the need for a review; (2) initiate preplanning; (3) develop a focus; (4) prepare for data collection; (5) collect the data; (6) analyze the data; (7) prepare suggested courses of action; (8) present the findings; (9) develop the action plan; and (10) undertake follow-up activities. Fifty-nine procedures within the 10 steps are presented. Strategies that facilitate program review are highlighted. Although designed for system-level evaluation, program review procedures and strategies can be used at the classroom and school levels. Twelve figures illustrating the model and 38 references are included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Simcoe County Board of Education, Midhurst (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Simcoe County Board of Education ON
Note: Previous versions of this paper were presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Evaluation Society (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 1990) and the Ontario Educational Research Council (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 1989).