ERIC Number: ED168460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Collaborative Federal/State Evaluation: The State Capacity Building Grants Program on Dissemination, The Federal Program Perspective.
Haughey, Charles F.
The evolution, operation, and evaluation of the State Dissemination Grants Program are described. This collaborative effort between the National Institute of Education (NIE) and the State Education Agencies (SEA's) is the third stage in a program development process begun by NIE in 1970 as one of five elements in a dissemination capacity building strategy aimed at building nationwide dissemination capacity. The program presently serves SEA's and will, potentially, address dissemination problems of large urban school districts. Two types of grants--capacity building grants and special purpose grants serving short term dissemination needs--are funded yearly. In each funded project, a balanced development of resources, linkage, and leadership are encouraged. Evaluation of the programs by NIE is difficult because of their non-prescriptive approach and the collaborative nature. Collaborative evaluation is seen as the solution, although it places a burden on the grantee; only experimentation with this type of evaluation will demonstrate the success or failure of such an approach. An outline of NIE's expectations for the program and a summary of the program's activities during 1977 illustrate the program's effectiveness. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.