ERIC Number: ED274894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluator's Reference for Chapter 1 Neglected or Delinquent Youth Programs.
RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.
This handbook was developed as a resource for individuals involved in the planning and implementation of evaluation activities related to programs for neglected or delinquent youths. The handbook is organized into eight sections. Section 1, Program Evaluation and Overview, discusses a wide range of evaluation purposes, ranging from accountability to determining staff effectiveness. Section 2, Describing the Program, presents 16 possible elements of a description to help the user develop a complete program description, which can be used for fulfilling information needs, for planning activities, and for developing evaluation plans. Section 3, Determining the Focus of Evaluation Activities, describes how the user can identify important program elements and develop specific evaluation questions about the elements. Section 4, Strategies and Techniques for Program Evaluation, presents a variety of techniques for collecting evaluation information. Section 5, Instrumentation, includes an annotated bibliography of pertinent information and characteristics of various norm- and criterion-referenced tests, affective measures, item banks, and other measures which might be appropriate for evaluation. Section 6, Recordkeeping for Program Evaluation and Management, explains different aspects of recordkeeping. Section 7 concerns requirements and recommendations for evaluating Chapter 1 neglected or delinquent programs, and Section 8 presents additional resources for personnel of neglected or delinquent youth programs. Most sections include appendices containing forms, checklists, steps to follow, or detailed descriptions of section topics. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.
Note: Developed by Region I Technical Assistance Center with other Chapter 1 TACs.