ERIC Number: ED256731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools: Rationale and Implementation of an Agency for Change through Data-Based Cooperation and Service.
Wall, James E.
A description is given of interactions between institutions of higher education and the public schools that exist in a consortium known as PREPS (Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools). The major purpose of PREPS is to provide research and evaluation services to its member schools, with heavy emphasis upon evaluation research and the use and application of evaluation results. With the help of the PREPS staff, local school personnel identify and describe curricular programs, projects, and problems that need researching or evaluating. This paper offers a profile of current activities in PREPS, how it began, the antecedents that led to its inception, and problems it has encountered. A discussion is presented on the relationship between the College of Education at Mississippi State University and the 31 public school districts it serves. The discussion highlights the benefits derived by all participants in the consortium. The criteria for judging a successful, mutually beneficial consortium are summarized. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Denver, CO, February 27-March 2, 1985).