ERIC Number: ED307559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Evaluating Technical Assistance to Drug-Free Schools Programs: Three Complementary Approaches.
Gabriel, Roy M.; Salmon, Jennifer R.
With the passage of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act in 1986 a regional technical assistance center program was expanded to train school teams, assist state educational agencies, assist local educational agencies and institutions of higher education, and evaluate and disseminate information on effective drug and alcohol abuse education and prevention programs. An evaluation system by Western Regional Center staff was developed to track the progress of "school teams" who were charged with developing and implementing action plans in their schools. The system consisted of three major components: a training evaluation component designed to assess the effectiveness of the Western Center's training and the progress made by local teams as a result of it; a mailed survey and profiling system designed to take an annual region-wide look at the progress of local programs; and a computerized, relational database used to manage information on Center clients, their programs, the Center's technical assistance efforts with them and supplementary resources the Center can make available to them. (The appendix includes the district and school profile forms.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).