ERIC Number: ED225026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Cost-Outcome Analysis. Local Leader Guide X. Locally-Directed Evaluation Handbook. Second Edition.
Wentling, Tim L.; Piland, William E.
This document, one of 12 guides that have been developed to facilitate evaluation by and for local education agency (LEA) personnel in Illinois, covers cost and outcome analysis, a method of relating both monetary and nonmonetary returns to investments for the purpose of improving program planning and decision making. Throughout this activity, the term "benefits" connotes both educational performance and dollar outcomes. Both outcomes and costs are focused on in this activity so that costs are assessed in relation to benefits. The guide has been designed to aid the person who has responsibility for leading this particular activity. It includes three sections. The first section on preliminary considerations contains a brief explanation of this evaluation activity and the necessary steps to prepare for the evaluation undertaking. The second section of the guide is a procedure/ task breakdown, which outlines suggested tasks for conducting the evaluation activity. The third section of this guide contains supporting documents, including information handouts, example documents, and references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Educational Benefits, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Guidelines, Leaders Guides, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, School Districts, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois