ERIC Number: ED288304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Service Programs for Infants, Toddlers and Their Families: A Guide for Policymakers and Funders.
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.
The booklet briefly reviews and illustrates the kinds of evaluation efforts funders and policymakers may reasonably expect from providers of services to handicapped infants and their families. It outlines the aims and characteristics of (1) outcome evaluations to determine the effectiveness of service programs and (2) process evaluations to describe the actual activities of service programs and their relations to program goals and objectives. It also suggests ways that funders of service programs can encourage and support providers in undertaking evaluations that will yield information crucial to decision making. Descriptions of evaluation practices employed by three actual programs are included to illustrate the methods and benefits of conducting such program evaluations. (VW)
Descriptors: Child Development Centers, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Outcomes of Treatment, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, 733 Fifteenth St., NW, Suite 912, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see EC 200 776.