ERIC Number: ED053400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Evaluating Pupil Personnel Programs. California Personnel and Guidance Association.
O'Hare, Robert W.; Lasser, Barbara
A systematic evaluation strategy, applicable by pupil personnel staff under existing school conditions, is presented. While the strategy is useful with various levels of objectives ranging from broad program objectives to specific outcomes for individual pupil attainment, it is suggested that assessment of the degree to which pupils attain desired outcomes is most appropriate for evaluating program effectiveness. An examination of prevailing practices in pupil personnel services is reported; it reveals relatively few instances of outcome-referenced evaluation, and a preponderance of impressionistic data, counting summaries, and staff/activity lists. Because judgments of program effectiveness, decisions to proceed to more advanced goals, and the identification of procedures and materials in need of revision are facilitated by a different kind of information, the approach illustrated in this monograph is concerned with planning and implementing evaluation referenced to specific program outcomes. Examples of such evaluations in a variety of school contexts are provided. (TL)
Descriptors: Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Pupil Personnel Services, Pupil Personnel Workers
California Personnel and Guidance Association, 654 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, California 92631
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Sponsor: California Personnel and Guidance Association, Fullerton.; California Association for Measurement and Evaluation in Guidance.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Educational Lab., Inglewood, CA.