ERIC Number: ED321545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jul-2
Refinement and Field Test of Evaluation Procedures and Materials for ESEA, Title VII Bilingual Education Projects. Phase III Report.
Lam, Tony C. N.; And Others
This report describes an extensive field test of the Bilingual Education Evaluation System (BEES) used to evaluate local level bilingual education projects. Because such projects will usually not be able to implement a traditional true or quasi-experimental design, BEES employs a "gap-reduction" evaluation design that is easily implemented, satisfies regulatory requirements, and yields an index relating to the growth made by project participants without requiring a comparison group of students. This evaluation method was tested at nine school districts in six states. This report describes this field test and the training and assistance program offered to participating educators. The report also summarizes the participants' comments and suggestions about how the evaluation system might be improved. In particular, it is suggested that the written materials be improved and that user-friendly software be provided to assist in the database management tasks and to perform the gap-reduction computations. Extensive documentation of the field test is appended including survey instruments and sample forms. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.