ERIC Number: ED194807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Impact of Demonstration Projects.
Fleischman, Howard L.
A proposed evaluation model for measuring the impact of demonstration projects in vocational education defines sets of criteria, standards, and documentation for both interim and final acceptable evidence of project impact. Interim acceptable evidence is that evidence of project success which should be expected during the demonstration grant period. Its purpose is to assess a project's success in terms of its immediate impact and readiness for adoption. Three types of evidence are required: demonstration impact. dissemination activities, and efforts toward institutionalization (integration into an on-going educational system). Each is defined by criteria and standards. Final acceptable evidence is that evidence of program impact which should be expected within two years after completion of the demonstration grant period. It addresses the issue of long-term impact and spread of the program to other schools and school districts. Three types of evidence--each defined by criteria and standards--are specified as components of final acceptable evidence: utilization, long-term impact, and continuation/adoption impact. (Criteria and standards defining both interim and final acceptable evidence are presented in both narrative and table form.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.