ERIC Number: ED205614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Program Evaluation in Education: When? How? To What Ends?
Raizen, Senta A., Ed.; Rossi, Peter H., Ed.
In response to a provision of the Education Amendments of 1978 concerning evaluation practices and procedures, this report examines four aspects of evaluation in education which focus on how funds allocated to evaluation can be spent more effectively and yield more useful results. On this basis, groups of recommendations are made to both Congress and the Department of Education. These are presented in an opening summary and the discussed more fully in each chapter. The first chapter is designed as an introduction to the background and scope of the report. A definition of evaluation is given in chapter two, which also addresses congressional concern with uniform methods and measures in the context of delineating different types of evaluation and their appropriate use. Improvement of the quality of evaluation forms the substance of chapter three. Discussion in chapter four centers upon the utilization and dissemination of evaluation results. The final chapter makes recommendations for improved management and organization and presents implications for this derived from preceding chapters. Appended are a glossary, references, and three appendixes concerning types of federal educational evaluation activities, the parties who conduct them, and the organization of the evaluation system at state and local levels. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Resource Allocation
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences.