ERIC Number: ED189799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Impact Evaluation of the Resource Access Projects, 1978-1979.
Empson, Judith; And Others
The report reviews 1978-1979 performance of the Resource Access Projects (RAPs), a network of projects federally funded to assist handicapped children in Head Start through the development and dissemination of materials and information, and by providing training services to Head Start staff and to the families of handicapped children. Following an introductory section are RAP profiles which contain brief, separate descriptions of the basic characteristics and operations of each RAP (N=15). Each profile states the performance of the subject RAP on a set of indicators and includes sections on background, regional situation, RAP operations, and observations. Statistics on budget and staffing of RAPs are presented in Chapter III. A fourth chapter discusses activities relating to 11 priority tasks which include assisting Head Start grantees in developing and updating a needs assessment; conducting state training conferences based on the Administration for Children, Youth and Families manuals on handicapping conditions; and establising and updating a file of resource providers. Impact data regarding Head Start reactions to RAP, state education agency impressions of the RAP program, and estimates of benefits and cost relationships are offered in Chapter V. A final chapter presents findings and recommendations which include that early in the program year, the RAP Project Officer should convey program priorities to individual project staff. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Littlejohn (Roy) Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.