ERIC Number: ED122373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Field Test of Project Information Packages: Volume I--Viability of Packaging. Final Report.
Stearns, Marian S.
The United States Office of Education (USOE) in 1973 commissioned the creation of Project Information Packages (PIPs) that could fulfill USOE's aims for a cost-effective mechanism for disseminating exemplary programs beyond their developers to school districts with less successful compensatory educational projects. Three volumes report the first year results from a two-year field test of PIPs. Volume I reports on the viability of the packaging concept based on the first year of PIP project implementation. The concept of PIPs is examined so that the evaluation can show which parts of the concept appear sound, which do not work, and which can be remedied. The report also explores whether, on the basis of PIPs, packaging can be considered a feasible dissemination device for USOE to employ. The six PIPs selected are described, as are the physcial features of the package. Seventeen school districts participated as field-test sites of the PIPs. Since two of these districts had been assigned two PIPs each, there were 19 projects in all. The major portion of the report concerns the evaluation design and the PIP project outcomes in terms of student achievement, student attitudes, and staff and parental attitudes. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Aid, Field Studies, Information Dissemination, Merchandise Information, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Reading
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III