ERIC Number: ED199458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Program Evaluation in Vocational Rehabilitation: Observations, No. 2.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
This document is one of a series of reports which describe the experiences of six state agencies that are developing systems to affect the development and implementation of policy in the federal/state program for vocational rehabilitation. The state programs are developing model program evaluation/management information support units. This second issuance of Observations contains an outline supported by flow charts and summaries of Delaware's case review process. Oregon's deployment of staff in tracking issues is described and illustrated with an example of the technique at work. An interim report from Michigan examines the program evaluator's role as consultant through two case histories. Virginia's approach to evaluation uses team techinques employing both evaluation staff and program personnel. Pennsylvania's contribution describes the structure of its case review process in terms of regional and district roles. West Virginia describes an ongoing study of the pros and cons of using benefit-cost analysis in vocational rehabilitation. Mississippi suggests that development of a management information system might well precede attempts at evaluation. The report concludes with a review, contributed by West Virginia, of a new handbook in human services evaluation, and a bibliography. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware; Michigan; Mississippi; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Virginia; West Virginia