ERIC Number: ED318740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation Approach: Programs for At-Risk Students.
Thompson, Linda W.
The Educational Opportunity Program for At-Risk Students is a statewide initiative of the State of Indiana to expand existing programs or create new programs for at-risk students. The 57 programs improved or initiated in the 1988-89 school year most commonly included tutoring, counseling and support services, or promotion of parent/community involvement. The evaluation process to be applied to these programs is described. A preliminary step in the evaluation process is the identification and involvement of a group of people who will use the results of the evaluation and, therefore, will be able to suggest questions which should be addressed. Subsequent steps include the following: (1) determining the needs the program is designed to address; (2) clarifying the specific goals of the program; (3) considering how to examine the program fairly; (4) identifying the results of the program; (5) interpreting the data; and (6) deciding what recommendations and reports can be made. Appendix A lists the strategies of formative and summative evaluations. Appendix B is a sample evaluation report for the Indiana State Department of Education. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Compensatory Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, High Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, State Programs, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Public School/Univ. Partnership.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana