ERIC Number: ED255632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Handbook for Impact Evaluation of Community Education.
Wilson, Christopher F.; Faddis, Bonnie J.
This handbook provides a model or process for examining the impact of a community school. Specifically, it provides a step-by-step guide to assessing impact by looking at voting, public opinion, attendance, and vandalism data. Other potential indexes of impact are also discussed. The steps involved in conducting an impact evaluation are similar to those used in any evaluation model: (1) development of evaluation questions, (2) selection of data collection methods and design, (3) data summary and analyses, and (4) reporting of results. Each of these steps is described in detail in the first chapter of this six-chapter handbook. Following this section are four chapters on specific data collection and analysis methods for four areas of impact evaluation: voting patterns on school-related issues, polling public opinion, attendance/absenteeism patterns, and school vandalism. The final chapter of the handbook discusses other types of impact questions with suggestions for data collection methods and evaluation designs. Facing each page of the text is a page for notes. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attendance, Community Education, Community Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Measurement Techniques, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Political Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Opinion, Public Support, Research Methodology, School Community Relationship, School Vandalism, Self Evaluation (Groups), Success, Surveys, Voting
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Office of Education, CA.
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