ERIC Number: ED209779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Survey of State Procedures for the Validation of Educational Programs. Executive Summary.
Reed, Linda; And Others
Survey findings on state educational validation procedures show that of the 50 states surveyed, 45 have some form of established procedure for validation promising educational practices. Approximately two-thirds of the states that have validation programs employ either the Identification, Validation, Dissemination (IVD) procedure or some modification of it. Roughly a third of the states reported that they use their own state-developed validation processes. Forty-three states conduct site visits, following prescreening, to verify projects' status on the state's validation criteria. Significant variation occurs in the length of the site visits, the number of team members, and the composition of the teams. Twenty-seven states reported that they provide support to both the developer/demonstrators and the adopter/adapters of validated programs. Close to three-fourths of the states reportedly are involved in some form of cooperative activities with other nearby states. However, the cooperative activities center primarily on implementation of the validation procedure. Few if any states cooperate by actually sharing validated programs. A number of recommendations are made in the general areas of coordination and communication, funding, diffusion efforts, and the scope of the Joint Dissemination Review Panel (JDRP) programs. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal State Relationship, Information Dissemination, National Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Program Validation, Quality Control, Regional Laboratories, Research and Development Centers, State Departments of Education, Tables (Data), Validated Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO. R&D Interpretation Service.
Note: A collaborative effort of the Research and Development Exchange. For related documents, see EA 014 269-270 and EA 014 272.