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ERIC Number: ED170360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-10
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Assisting School Districts in Upgrading or Establishing Evaluation Capabilities.
Finley, Carmen J.
The California Evaluation Improvement Project (EIP) was initiated to improve evaluation skills of educators through in-service training and to improve the use of evaluation data for program improvement by local education agencies. Four aspects of EIP are discussed: (1) determining evaluation needs; (2) selecting an appropriate service delivery method; (3) delivering the service; and (4) evaluating the effectiveness of the assistance. It was determined that evaluation needs centered on determining the purposes of evaluation; developing a plan; selecting or developing assessment instruments; collecting and analyzing data; reporting results; and applying the findings. Eight county offices of education, established as a network of EIP centers, provided delivery service to local education agencies by offering in-service training. Recipients of in-service training ranged from local education agency middle management personnel to parents, teachers, and members of boards of education. Follow-up studies on the effectiveness of the EIP showed favorable results. (Results of the survey of program participants, including comments offered, are included). (MH)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Information Networks, Information Utilization, Inservice Education, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Research Skills, School Districts, School Personnel, State Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: California