ERIC Number: ED120533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation Planner: A Guidebook for Developing Evaluation Plans Responsive to a Variety of Contexts, Audiences, and Issues Within Adult Basic Education.
Grotelueschen, Arden D.; And Others
Systematic guidelines for evaluating programs in adult basic education are presented in the document. Program activities in adult basic education involve four main levels of activity (classroom, local, State, and Federal), each of which can profit from appropriately focused evaluation. Patterns of association among personnel and activities are present in each educational context, as well as common evaluation needs and emphases. Typical characteristics of each context are described as they exist within adult basic and adult secondary programs. Eight evaluation components, forming the basis of the planner (79 pages), are presented and are each discussed in relation to the classroom, local, State, and Federal contexts. The eight components are: purposes, audiences, issues, resources, evidence, data-gathering, analysis, and reporting. A discussion of each component is followed by a checklist containing suggestions, possibilities, and techniques in developing an evaluation design for each of the four contexts. An evaluation design worksheet is provided for each context, keyed to the topics presented in the planner. A glossary of evaluation terms and an annotated bibliography are included. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Program Evaluation
Office for the Study of Continuing Professional Education, University of Illinois, 130 Education, Urbana, Illinois 61801 ($3.00; $2.50 for quantity orders)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office for the Study of Continuing Professional Education.