ERIC Number: ED163290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Suggested Model for an Accountability System for Cost Effectiveness Management and Evaluation of Adult Basic Education Programs.
Carr, Neil W.; And Others
This model for a cost effective management and evaluation system is intended to help the administrator of an adult basic education (ABE) program (1) to gather data on a monthly basis, (2) to maintain a monthly data review, (3) to modify program costs and/or student enrollment and class size, and (4) to prepare the following year's budget. Initially, a glossary of ABE terms and a formula for funding three levels of New York State ABE programs are presented. In the first of five sections the specific basis for deriving cost effectiveness is described. Section 2 explains the cost effectiveness formula which is based on student contact hours and funding. It also discusses the determination of three levels: positive, break-even, and negative cost effectiveness. The third section combines the previously introduced procedures with illustrative data on student hours and budget allocations. Section 4 provides a rationale for implementing cost effectiveness for a negative, break-even, and positive program. Formulas and examples are provided to illustrate each of the above sections. The final section contains a form to be used for reporting an individual ABE program's cost-effectiveness. Appendixes contain sample formats, sample forms, and related materials. (CSS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Basic Continuing Education.