ERIC Number: ED317808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Social Programs at the State and Local Level. The JTPA Evaluation Design Project.
Blalock, Ann Bonar, Ed.; And Others
This book on evaluating social programs is an outcome of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Evaluation Design Project, which produced a set of 10 guides for the evaluation of state and local JTPA programs. This book distills ideas from these guides and applies them to a larger context. Part 1 presents a general approach to program evaluation and includes the following chapter: "Evaluating Programs" (Blalock). Part 2 presents complementary approaches to evaluating programs and includes the following chapters: "Evaluating Net Program Impact" (Johnson, Stromsdorfer); "Evaluating Gross Program Outcomes" (Simpson); and "Evaluating Program Implementation" (Grembowski, Blalock). Part 3 presents organizational and political issues in evaluating programs and includes the following chapters: "User-Centered Program Evaluation" (Feldman) and "Strategies for Supporting Comprehensive Evaluations" (Blalock). Each chapter includes a reference list. Appendix A provides an overview of the JTPA, the case example used throughout the book. Appendix B addresses the capacity of program management information systems (MISs) to support program evaluation. Appendix C lists the series of evaluation guides produced by the JTPA Evaluation Design Project. Appendix D provides background information about the book's authors. (CML)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Management Information Systems, Outcomes of Education, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, State Programs, Work Experience Programs
W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI (paperback: $16.95; hardcover: $25.95--ISBN-0-88099-089-9).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982