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ERIC Number: ED260088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Investigation into the Use of Time in Program Evaluation at a School District's Department of Research and Evaluation.
Lewis, Mary E.
Use of time was investigated in program evaluations conducted by a school system's department of research and evaluation. All evaluation designs developed in the department's bureaus for the 1983-84 school year were examined, and key staff coordinating each evaluation bureau were interviewed. How time was scheduled in each design, and then how time was used in carrying out evaluations were examined. Findings identified key variables that, in early stages of evaluation, may contribute to subsequent non-utilization of evaluation information. Timeliness as a prerequisite factor was established as a necessary but not sufficient condition for utilization of evaluation information. It also appeared that the research and evaluation department's goals were ambiguous and that staff roles were also unclear. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A