ERIC Number: ED252009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-29
Reference Count: 0
Benefit-Cost Analysis and Program Evaluation.
Schalock, Robert L.; Thornton, Craig V. D.
The paper examines the need for improvement in accountability and evaluation in rehabilitation programs for handicapped persons, with an emphasis on formative, or internal evaluation. Three factors significantly related to program management and accountability are explored: a client's need status, staff functions and attitudes, and outcome studies. A procedure for determining a client's need status on the basis of resource allocation (staff position and time) is offered. Possible staff functions are noted (such as training, assistance, support, and case management) and the importance of including staff attitude variables in formative evaluation is indicated. Steps in implementing a cost effectiveness analysis are outlined: (1) establishment of objectives, methods, and outcome measures; (2) implementation of a management information system; and (3) monitoring of the program. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (108th, Minneapolis, MN, May 27-31, 1984).