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ERIC Number: ED141874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Analyses for an Assessment of the Appalachian Regional Commission's Regional Education Service Agencies Program, and Appendices.
Waller, John D.; And Others
This report presents the results of a Rapid Feedback Evaluation focused on 1) policy questions raised by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) concerning its Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) program, and 2) future ARC strategies for evaluating and monitoring RESAs. RESAs are organizations established to provide a range of educational services on a regional basis by combining some of the educational resources flowing to existing agencies. Funds for RESAs may come from federal, state, or local sources, but in all cases they come through existing agencies; RESAs do not have the authority to levy taxes. Chapter 1 briefly describes the Rapid Feedback Evaluation process and describes the organization of the report. Chapters 2-6 discuss the extent to which RESAs improve the quality and quantity of available educational services, the extent to which otherwise unavailable programs are provided by combining local funds through RESAs, the extent of cost savings realized through RESAs, the extent of specialized student services provided through RESAs, and the extent to which RESAs assist local districts in obtaining federal funds. Chapter 7 examines factors and conditions that influence the impact and effectiveness of RESAs, and chapter 8 discusses possible strategies for the ARC to use in monitoring and evaluating the RESA programs it funds. (JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.