ERIC Number: ED208064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Project Plan: The MEDARP Documentation Unit to the School Improvement and Local School Development Projects.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
The Metropolitan Educational Development and Research Project (MEDARP) Documentation Unit, located in the Office of Educational Evaluation (OEE) at the New York City Board of Education, is funded by the Ford Foundation to document, evaluate and provide technical assistance to the School Improvement and Local School Development Projects; these are major school-based constituency planning programs presently operating in the New York City public schools. The Unit also analyzes various documentary and evaluative data collected, and disseminates the results and conclusions of these analyses. The documentation function of the Unit involves the establishment and maintenance of an independent data base which will insure an impartial, detailed, continuous account of the development and progress of the School Improvement and Local School Development Projects. The evaluation activities of the Unit emphasize ongoing project assessments which provide project staff, school participants, and program sponsors with useful feedback regarding the effectiveness of the projects. Technical assistance activities offered to the projects include the development of documentation, evaluation and needs assessment methodologies. The findings of the evaluation reports and analytic papers prepared by the Unit will be widely disseminated through a variety of written and oral presentations. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.