ERIC Number: ED228795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Case Studies. WESTAR Series Paper #16.
Pelz, Ruth, Ed.
The booklet presents samples of actual program evaluations completed by two HCEEP (Handicapped Children's Early Education Program) sites. The first HCEEP project described is the Regional Development Program (Yorktown Heights, New York). The project director (Amy L. Toole) reviews the beginnings of the project, hiring of an outside evaluator, completion of an evaluability study, and highlighting of the project's key evaluation problems. She provides suggestions about hiring outside evaluators and describes the plan to evaluate the project according to four themes: implementation of the classroom program, implementation of the home program, longterm effects of the program, and demonstration and dissemination activities. Preparations for submitting information to the Joint Dissemination Review Panel are outlined. The second project, the Northwest Center Infant and Toddler Program (Seattle, Washington), begins with a detailed evaluation plan. The plan is presented (by Linda L. Gil) in a format listing rationale, objectives, activities, and evaluation for seven elements: systematic inclusion of nonhandicapped children into existing early intervention programs, assessment procedures and curricula adoption for nonhandicapped and handicapped populations, parent involvement, staff development, coordination with existing community programs, child care aide curriculum, and child nutrition. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Western States Technical Assistance Resource, Monmouth, OR.