ERIC Number: ED160244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Process Evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity: Final Report of the PDC Feasibility Study, 1974-1977.
Love, John M.; And Others
This is the final report of the 3-year feasibility phase of a projected 7-year longitudinal evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity (PDC), a Head Start demonstration program aimed at providing educational and developmental continuity between children's Head Start and primary school experiences. Chapter I gives an overview of the PDC program and discusses the components, purposes, problems and limitations of the evaluation. Chapter 2 focuses on the program impact study components of the preliminary evaluation and discusses site selection, measurement instrument selection and refinement, data collection, and sample equivalence and attrition. Chapter III focuses on the program implementation process study components of the evaluation, briefly summarizing planning year activities, planning year monitoring, consolidation of process evaluation tasks, design and testing of implementation assessment methods, establishment of criteria to measure implementation, development of the Implementation Rating Instrument (IRI), planning of data collection methods, the Year II Implementation Report and Year III Implementation Study findings, and cost study aspects of the implementation process study. Chapter IV gives conclusions and implications of the study. A summary of measures used in the evaluation and the contents of the evaluation reports are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Early Childhood Research and Evaluation Branch.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.