ERIC Number: ED042910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-21
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to Evaluation: A Model for Evaluating the North Carolina Exemplary Program.
Morgan, Robert L.
Program evaluation is a difficult task, but it must be attempted in order to provide the decision-makers with a basis on which to judge the effectiveness of the program and on which to recommend improvements. Realizing that difficulties may exist, such as in the unique nature of a specific program or in the lack of adequate measurements of effectiveness, it was felt that a general evaluation model should be developed. The Apex model was developed to evaluate a program in a rural, economically depressed community in North Carolina, with an integrated population of 1,900 students in four schools, Grades 1-12. The model was adapted from a previously developed model and incorporates process evaluation, product evaluation, and a feedback system. It also makes use of the post-hoc method and a control group. This model was useful in judging the effectiveness of the Apex project in relation to specific project objectives and in relation to the intent of the legislation which funded the project. It is believed that certain aspects of this model can be used in developing the needed general model of evaluation. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.
Note: Paper presented at the National Inst. on Exemplary Projects in Vocational Education (Squaw Valley, Calif., Jul. 21, 1970)