ERIC Number: ED329560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-6
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Evaluation of Utah's Productivity Project Studies Program. Executive Summary to the Final Report.
Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Psychology.
In June 1989, the Utah State Office of Education contracted with the Research and Evaluation Methodology Program at Utah State University to conduct a statewide evaluation of Utah's Productivity Projects Studies Program. This executive summary of the results of the evaluation contains: (1) a description of the program; (2) an overview of the evaluation methods used; and (3) a summary of the major findings and recommendations relating to 12 evaluation questions. Between 1981 and 1990, Utah appropriated nearly eight million dollars to study educational productivity in public schools in Utah. Thirty-four school districts received direct funding for productivity studies. This summary focuses on 12 evaluative questions. Findings/recommendations are summarized regarding the following: (1) a new definition of productivity as improving the effectiveness and efficiency of educational programs and increasing the equality of access to educational opportunities; (2) recognition that previous evaluation of productivity projects has been inadequate; (3) acknowledgment that program management and assistance must be strengthened; (4) necessity of compliance monitoring; (5) need for technical assistance and training; (6) need for additional staffing; and (7) a recognition of the beneficial, although limited, impact of productivity programs to date. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Psychology.