ERIC Number: ED160248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Project Developmental Continuity Evaluation: Site Visitors' Manual.
Morris, Mary; Smith, Allen
This site visitors' manual is part of a series of documents on the 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. The PDC evaluation documents and analyzes the process of program development and implementation, and the impact of program outcomes on the social competence of children, on teachers, parents, and on institutions involved in the program. The purpose of the winter 1977 visit is to collect data from sites on implementation activities in the third year of PDC. The manual consists of 5 sections. A general introduction to the PDC evaluation and purpose of the site visit is followed by section II, which describes the general procedures to be followed on the visit, the division of labor, and arrangements that should be made before the visit. Section III presents interview forms and techniques which may be used as a guide to conservation with the PDC staff, principals, teachers, and parents. Section IV outlines the Implementation Rating Instrument (IRI) and its use. Specific types of objective IRI items are listed with instructions for scoring each type. Definitions for key IRI items are also included. Section V describes post-visit writing requirements for Development Associates staff and High/Scope team members who will be involved in the site visit. A detailed format outline for the site reports is included. (CM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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.; Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.