ERIC Number: ED101019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Design Considerations for Packaging Effective Approaches in Compensatory Education. RMC Report No. UR-241.
Piestrup, Ann McCormick
Under contract with the United States Office of Education, RMC Research Corporation and its subcontractor, Learning Achievement Corporation, undertook a research and development program aimed at identifying compensatory education projects which had produced reliably measured cognitive achievement benefits in reading and/or arithmetic. Once identified and found acceptable in terms of effectiveness, cost, availability, and replicability criteria, the projects were to be "packaged" in sufficient detail so that they could be easily adopted by other schools. Task 1 of the contract involved defining criteria and validation procedures for the selection of exemplary projects and is the research and development effort. It includes a design for a project model, specifications of the content and media for a Project Information Package (PIP) conforming to the design, and a description of processes which lead to the development of the design and specifications. A design for a project model is a detailed outline delineating what the PIP model itself should contain. The purpose of developing the model design was to establish the media and content of the PIPs and to insure that the type and amount of information to be contained in each PIP model would be uniform, complete, and sufficient to constitute a true blueprint for development of PIPs. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Arithmetic, Compensatory Education, Design, Educational Research, Information Dissemination, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Reading Improvement, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Reading, Research Utilization
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.