ERIC Number: ED224230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation: The TADS Experience. Occasional Paper Number 4.
Suarez, Tanya M.; Vandiviere, Patricia
The paper considers the issues, decisions, and practices involved in evaluating the Technical Assistance Development System (TADS), a project to provide assistance to demonstration projects and start education agency grantees in the Handicapped Children's Early Education Program. Section 1 considers the focus for the evaluation in terms of its purposes (including providing ongoing feedback regarding the delivery and quality of individual technical assistance services), audiences and their information needs, the nature of the program being evaluated, and implication of the focus for the evaluation design. It is pointed out that the purposes of the evaluation made it necessary that the design include inquiry into four areas--the TADS contract, individual technical assistance services, all other services provided by TADS, and topics about which the staff wish to know more. The evaluation design is explained in aother section. Considered are the evaluation questions and criteria, the inquiry approach, data collection procedures, data analysis procedures, and reporting. Finally, the organization, constraints, and supports of the evaluation are discussed. Appended materials include forms summarizing technical assistance services, needs assessment and evaluation instruments, and a TADS end of year survey form. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.