ERIC Number: ED099456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Exemplary Compensatory Education Projects for Dissemination Via Project Information Packages. Report No. UR-242.
Foat, Classie M.
This report is the third technical report submitted to the U. S. Office of Education in connection with a study the overall purpose of which was to choose up to eight successful education programs serving underachieving, poor children and to design "Project Information Packages" for each of them. These Project Information Packages were to serve as vehicles for disseminating successful reading and math programs to schools where current practices are less successful. The purpose of this report is to describe the methodology used to select the successful approaches for packaging and to provide a listing of all candidate projects showing why some were rejected and others accepted. Results indicate that of the approximately 2000 approaches initially screened for this study, 136 were selected as possible candidates for packaging. A detailed analysis of the 103 projects which forwarded evaluative and descriptive documents resulted in the selection of six projects for packaging. Over half of the candidates for this study were rejected for failure to meet the effectiveness criterion. The six projects selected for packaging clearly met all of the established criteria and provided ample evidence to support their effectiveness. Even these projects, however, had serious deficiencies in their evaluations. In all cases it was necessary to obtain and reanalyze raw test score data before firm conclusions could be drawn. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.