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ERIC Number: ED308205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
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TAC Evaluation Assistance: A Ten-Year Evolution from Accountability to Program Improvement.
Yap, Kim O.
The Title I/Chapter 1 Technical Assistance Centers (TACs) were originally created to provide assistance to state and local education agencies in implementing the Title I evaluation and reporting system. However, over a 10-year period, TAC role has changed significantly. Its service foci have evolved from providing evaluation assistance to helping clients in the use of evaluation data for the improvement of program operations and outcomes. The evolving service foci reflect the influence of the fervor of the school reform movement and the nudging of federal directives to expend increasingly greater amounts of TAC resources on program improvement. Based on experience in 13 western states and the Pacific territories, this paper traces the evolution of service delivery, identifies the forces that have shaped the evolution, and discusses implications for future TAC work. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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