ERIC Number: ED266154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Documenting Evaluation Use: Guided Evaluation Decisionmaking. Evaluation Productivity Project.
This paper documents the evaluation use process among districts using the Guide for Evaluation Decision Makers, published by the Center for the Study of Evaluation (CSE) during the 1984-85 school year. Included are the following: (1) a discussion of research that led to conclusions concerning the administrator's role in evaluation use; (2) a characterization of project objectives and how they grew out of research findings; (3) a description of the process of locating and selecting districts to implement the guide; (4) a description of each evaluation context (the use-affecting factors which emerged at each site, the application of the guide by administrators to promote use, success in applying the intended evaluation uses); (5) a discussion of implementation issues; (6) a synthesis of the results across sites; and (7) suggested implications for future practice. Appendices include a factor pattern for evaluation use, worksheets, organizing strategies from the guide, a letter of invitation and a project description, and questionnaires for evaluation. (LMO)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.