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ERIC Number: ED142568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Field Test of Project Information Packages: Volume 1--Summary Report. Final Report.
Stearns, Marian S.; And Others
Project Information Packages (PIPs), kits distributed by the U.S. Office of Education to facilitate the replication of programs, were developed for 6 exemplary supplemental educational programs and tried out in 17 different schools. The PIP field tests determined whether the PIP model in general, and each of the six original PIPs in particular, constituted a feasible method of spreading successful educational projects beyond the sites in which they were developed. If people in tryout sites were found able, with little outside assistance, to reproduce the original program in their own schools and to demonstrate improvements in student test scores comparable to those reported by the original projects, the success of PIPs would be established. As a result of this evaluation, the author recommends (1) continuation of 16 already prepared PIPs, with additional assistance from skilled facilitators; (2) continued support and evaluation of packaging attempts for other successful projects; and (3) determination of the suitability of the PIP model for other types of projects before such projects are packaged. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.; Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.