ERIC Number: ED224223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
TADS Final Evaluation Report, 1980-81. Appendix S.
Suarez, Tanya M.; And Others
The document contains the final report of the Technical Assistance Development System (TADS), a program which provided technical assistance (TA) services to 53 Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) demonstration projects and 13 State Implementation Grants (SIGs). The evaluation report is divided into five sections. Section 1 outlines, in table form, the evaluation plan for 1980-81. The plan is broken down according to evaluation questions, evaluation tasks, criteria, data sources, data responsibility, and reports. Section 2 reports the services delivered to HCEEP demonstration projects in the areas of needs assessment, agreements services, infant health care/education workshop services, and print products. Overall effectiveness of TADS technical assistance projects is reported in terms of change in the status of the TA needs identified at the beginning of the year, impacts on the organization of the projects, impacts on programmatic aspects of the projects, and overall satisfaction with all the TA provided. Section 3 reports data collected on TA services to SIGs. Section 4 describes other TA services (such as the 1981-82 Demonstration Project Orientation Conference and the health care/education reltionship workshop) and cites client reactions to the services. A final section provides a summary of the data, a discussion of their meaning, and a series of recommendations for future TADS' operation. It is concluded that there were many positive impacts of TADS' technical assistance on its clients and their programs for young handicapped children and their families. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.