ERIC Number: ED093328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned in Past Social Service Program Evaluations, and Their Applicability to the NIE ESCD Demonstration.
Jones, Martin V.; Jones, Richard M.
The NIE (National Institute of Education) Design Proposal Review Board required advice to be used in selecting the Educational Satellite Communications Demonstration (ESCD) contractor. Therefore, a series of 25 "Lessons Learned and Problems Anticipated" (LLPA) sheets were prepared which seek to summarize the major insights relative to program evaluation methods that have been acquired from formal efforts to evaluate major social service programs in the last decade. Each of the sheets is subdivided into three sections plus a separate appendix sheet giving an evaluation problem, a particular social service program with this problem, a characteristic of the ESCD program relevant to this problem, and several authoritative quotations. The problems identified are generally methodological oversights, state-of-the-art limitations, generic program characteristics, and program administration. (WH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programmatic Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Impact Assessment Inst., Bethesda, MD.