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ERIC Number: ED109140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start/State Preschool Child Development Program Annual Evaluation Report 1972-73. Part 2: Evaluating Ourselves.
Greater Los Angeles Community Action Agency, CA.
It was the contention of the Head Start/State Preschool Program of the Greater Los Angeles Community Action Agency (GLACAA) that a self-evaluation would not be workable or effective unless it was a joint process involving delegate agency staff, parents and central administration staff in all phases. The first phase of the self evaluation process involved the development of evaluation instruments for all components of the Head Start program. Twelve separate components were identified: (1) Education, (2) Bilingual, Bicultural Education, (3) Health, (4) Social Services, (5) Mental Health, (6) Parent Involvement, (7) Facilities, (8) Career Development, (9) Nutrition, (10) Volunteers (other than parents), (11) Delegate Agency Administration, and (12) Central Administration. Staff designated by delegate agencies participated in working committees which defined the performance that they considered as meeting performance standards and the performance that they considered unacceptable. After evaluation instruments were developed, steps were taken to get the evaluation team into the field. Next came the evaluation, reflections on the evaluation experience, analysis of evaluation results, evaluation by component, and acting to improve the program. Appendices on Evaluation Instruments, Tables for the Evaluation Results by Component, and Evaluation Reports for Each Component are included. (BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles.
Authoring Institution: Greater Los Angeles Community Action Agency, CA.