ERIC Number: ED193953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Project Information Packages (PIPs) as Used for the Diffusion of Bilingual Projects. Volume I: Summary Report.
Horst, D. P.; And Others
This report describes an evaluation of Project Information Packages (PIPs), sets of manuals and other materials intended to help a school district adopt and implement an exemplary education project. Four PIPs were evaluated in a field test, each PIP describing a different bilingual project. It was concluded that the awareness materials produced few applications for PIPs. Field-test sites that received PIPs tended not to follow PIP guidelines closely, but to adapt them extensively, often with good justification. The bilingual programs at the sites were collectively successful, but the dissemination effort could not be judged a success. The present volume comprises: (1) an executive summary of the study questions and findings, (2) an introduction to the study, (3) a non-technical summary of the process evaluation of the PIP diffusion efforts, and (4) a non-technical summary of the impact evaluation of the diffusion effort on students. The volume is intended to provide a self-contained overview of the policy-related study questions and conclusions. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Evaluation and Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.