ERIC Number: ED122982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
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A Model for Evaluating Development Programs. Miscellaneous Report.
Burton, John E., Jr.; Rogers, David L.
Taking the position that the Classical Experimental Evaluation (CEE) Model does not do justice to the process of acquiring information necessary for decision making re planning, programming, implementing, and recycling program activities, this paper presents the Inductive, System-Process (ISP) evaluation model as an alternative to be used in evaluation of Title V rural development programs. Major components of the ISP model are identified as: scenario negotiation (mutual efforts to determine the purpose of the evaluation, search out program goals and criteria, and identify needed evidence for judgment making); evidence collection (derived from the Context, Inputs, Process, Product Model, emphasizing techniques established via scenario negotiation); judgment (description and evaluation of what occurred via the group process approach, encompassing both summative and formative evaluation). Specific Title V evaluation is described as involving judgments about the organizational adequacy of the overall Title V delivery system and/or the attainment of individual Title V project goals/objectives in terms of required judgments, criteria, evidence, and evaluation procedures. Providing a systematic framework for answering specific questions and structuring the evaluation process, the ISP model is presented as a guide for future Title V evaluations. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.