ERIC Number: ED161544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
National Home Start Evaluation: Field Procedures Manual.
Nauta, Marrit J.
This field procedures manual for community interviewers and site coordinators, one of a series of documents on the evaluation of the National Home Start program (NHS), describes specific testing procedures for collecting family data. A federally funded demonstration program, NHS is aimed at providing home-based services (such as health, education, nutrition, psychological/social services) to families with preschool children. The manual includes (1) preparation of materials and staff procedures before evaluation begins; (2) ongoing scheduling procedures; (3) procedures to be followed for each evaluation visit, including preparation of materials and testing instructions; (4) test monitoring procedures; (5) field logistics; and (6) exhibits of parent letters, assignment sheets, master schedules, an inventory, and a log sheet. The appendices include preliminary evaluation results, general testing and interviewing practices, examples of problem situations and how to handle them, and monitoring and performance evaluation forms. (SE)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.