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ERIC Number: ED262510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Programs for the Gifted and Talented. 1985 Digest, Revised.
Callahan, Carolyn
The digest presents an overview of program evaluation in gifted and talented education. Reasons for program evaluation are offered, including the need to base decision making on valid and reliable data and the demands of accountability. Eight purposes of program evaluation are briefly considered: (1) documentation of the need for a program; (2) documentation of the case for a particular approach; (3) documentation of the feasibility of a program; (4) documentation of program implementation; (5) identification of program strengths and weaknesses; (6) provision of data for in-progress revisions of the program; (7) documentation of the results or impacts of the program; and (8) explanation and description of the program to interested and uninformed audiences. Steps in developing effective evaluation designs are traced, including basic steps of planning and identifying both decision makers and key evaluation questions. Two final sections address selection of evaluation instruments and reporting of findings. (CL)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one free copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.