ERIC Number: ED237564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment Summary: Cost Analysis, Policy Analysis, and Other Evaluation Methods. Research on Evaluation Program. Paper and Report Series No. 81.
Gray, Peter J.; Smith Jana Kay
One of the missions of the Research on Evaluation Program for 1983, is to increase the capacity of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) to provide regional services in the areas of evaluation, policy analysis, and especially cost analysis. To provide this service, the program needed specific information on regional service needs and the existing skills and support needs of NWREL staff. Three major sources of information were used in assessing these needs. The first was a recently completed program study of the regional effects of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act on evaluation practice at the state and local levels. The second source of information was a needs sensing survey conducted by the NWREL Training Center, which included a study of local education agency superintendents' needs regarding inservice practices/interests. The third source of information focused on NWREL staff perceptions of their own needs in the area of cost methods based on the types of service they have provided, or anticipate providing, to clients. The results of these needs assessment activities and their implications for training and technical assistance in the areas of cost analysis, policy analysis, and other evaluation methods are the focus of this report. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Research on Evaluation Program.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation and Improvement Act 1981