ERIC Number: ED217081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Contracting Checklist.
Smith, Nick L., Comp.
This checklist was prepared as an aid to evaluators, funding agents, clients, members of program staff about to be evaluated, and pertinent audiences in planning, preparing, and reviewing contracts for conducting evaluation studies. It contains neither a set of "how to" procedures for constructing contracts, nor a discussion of the many technical, administrative, political, legal, and ethical issues concerned with evaluation contracting; it merely provides a list of questions and possible options to be considered when dealing with evaluation contracts. Sections include: (1) Initiating the Contract; (2) Contract Contents; and (3) Monitoring and Evaluating Contract Work. In any given instance, some of the questions in this checklist may be either irrelevant or addressed through other means (e.g. standard agency procedures) and so should be disregarded. For example, some of the items listed in Section 2: Contract Contents are often included in evaluation agreements by reference to existing agency documents. Provided, however, is a comprehensive list of reminders in a format usable by both technical and lay groups. For those interested in more detailed discussions of evaluation contracting, a short reading list is provided at the end of the checklist. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.