ERIC Number: ED266173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Process for Designing and Implementing a Dual Purpose Evaluation System. CSE Resource Paper No. 7.
Aschbacher, Pamela; Burry, James
This paper offers a guide for a dual purpose evaluation plan that can provide information for local program managers and simultaneously serve the accountability and reporting needs of a state legislature, district office, or other policy making body. The dual focus approach has two advantages: (1) it provides a common information base for decisions at both ends of the continuum; and (2) it helps ensure that these decisions are in harmony with each other. In addition, this approach conserves time and effort of staff and students alike by making one data collection effort serve two purposes. This user oriented model reflects many years of evaluation experience by the Center for the Study of Evaluation (CSE). The model evaluation plan consists of eight steps: (1) identify evaluation users and their needs; (2) form a task force; (3) reach consensus on information needs; (4) specify information base and develop measures; (5) develop procedures for data collection and report of results; (6) pilot and refine measures and procedures; (7) collect information; and (8) prepare reports. While this plan was based on evaluation experiences in education, it is intended to be applicable to other fields also. Appendices include a form for description of programs and participants, a form for open-ended questionnaire, a sample checklist for the site visit team leader, and a sample site visit schedule. (LMO)
Publication Type: 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.