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ERIC Number: ED024841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-29
Pages: 274
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Evaluation and "PACE": A Study of Procedures and Effectiveness of Evaluation Sections in Approved PACE Project, with Recommendations for Improvement.
Miller, Richard I.
This report is based upon an analysis of the evaluation procedures outlined in 21 funded Title III proposals. The proposals were analyzed from a number of points of view. (1) Using the Stufflabeam model as a guide, they were examined to determine what, if any, provisions had been made for each of the four classes of evaluation: context, input, process, and product. (2) They were examined to find out if the evaluation procedures could meet minimal criteria of validity, reliability, timeliness, credibility, pervasiveness, and budgetary adequacy. (3) They were examined to classify the designs, the means of data collection and the populations to be sampled, the criteria that were to be invoked to interpret the data, and the agents that were involved in planning and executing the evaluation procedures. Three basic lacks were found: (1) the lack of adequate theory, models, and designs to guide evaluative activity, (2) the lack of trained personnel, (3) the lack of appropriate data collection techniques and data processing facilities. It was recommended that Title III take the leadership in mounting three new agencies designed specifically to deal with these three lacks. These three agencies might be tied together by a common board or by an interlocking directorate. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, Baileys Crossroads, VA. Center for Effecting Educational Change.