ERIC Number: ED306706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Case: Evidence of Program Effectiveness in Schools and Classrooms. Criteria and Guidelines for the U.S. Department of Education's Program Effectiveness Panel.
Ralph, John; Dwyer, M. Christine
Criteria and guidelines for the United States Department of Education's Program Effectiveness Panel (PEP), formerly the Joint Dissemination Review Panel (JDRP), are the focus of this report. The publication outlines procedural aspects of PEP's submission procedures and gives practical advice for projects seeking PEP approval. Chapter 2 answers questions about the submission and review process. Chapter 3 discusses changing trends in four areas: claims, case study methodology, types of evidence, and educational significance. Chapter 4 discussed the criteria of effectiveness applied by panelists. To complement PEP's formal criteria, Chapter 5 provides substantive guidance for panelists and program evaluators who want additional information about claim types and related evaluation concerns. The intent of Chapter 5 is to encourage both panelists and evaluators to reexamine their assumptions about evaluation designs and what constitutes convincing evidence. Chapter 6 describes the proper format for project submissions and gives advice about how to present information. Appended is a bibliography of 69 evaluation references. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.