ERIC Number: ED111163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Program Evaluation Manual for Project Initiators. Final Report.
Senf, Gerald; Anderson, David
Intended for directors of special education projects, the manual provides guidelines for program evaluation. It is explained that the manual developed out of the experiences of the staff of the Leadership Training Institute in Learning Disabilities which provided technical assistance to 43 state projects. The manual's eight major sections focus on the following topics: alternative approaches to program evaluation and accountability; framework involving implementation, progress, and outcome aspects of evaluation; initial considerations in planning an evaluation; possible evaluation questions and priorities of various interested groups and agencies; selection of issues to be evaluated; 13 types of evaluation designs ranging from the simple to the more complex; suggestions for writing the evaluation plan including casting evaluation questions into behaviorally stated questions; and the transfer of responsibility to the on-site project director. Stressed for successful program evaluation are cooperation with all interested parties (such as educational administrators) and the use of evaluation results as feedback for modification of the program model. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Special Education.