ERIC Number: ED161887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Program Evaluation Skills for Busy Administrators.
Owens, Thomas R.; Evans, Warren D.
This manual was designed for the administrator who has the responsibility for conducting all or part of an evaluation or is responsible for using evaluation results in program planning. The manual provides step-by-step guidelines to help: identify the purposes and audiences of an evaluation; prepare a basic description of the program or activity; refine educational objectives and establish a priority for the evaluation of each; describe resources and processes to be used in achieving objectives; specify alternative decisions to be made about a program; state evaluation questions; establish guidelines so that the evaluation will be consistent with the demands of funding agencies, district policy, local concerns and ethical principles; identify available resources; specify data sources; determine appropriate measures of processes and outcomes; apply guidelines to measurement instruments; establish and apply criteria for the selection of an evaluation specialist; prepare a basic plan for collecting, analyzing, and reporting information; make judgments concerning types and formats for evaluation reporting, and use various types of evaluation findings. The manual can be supplemented by the Workshop Leader's Guide (TM 007 178). Bibliographical references are appended. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Planning, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 710 S.W. Second Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For related document, see TM 077 178