ERIC Number: ED329618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Designing and Evaluating Desired Outcomes for Program Improvement.
Fagan, Tom; Emge, Lou
This guide presents Federal requirements for statements of the desired outcomes of compensatory education programs. Local education authorities (LEAs) must state their goals for improving the educational opportunities of educationally deprived children so that they will succeed in the regular educational program of the LEA, attain grade-level proficiency, and improve achievement in basic and more advanced skills. A desired outcome is defined as a goal statement or measurable objective that focuses on what children will learn and accomplish as a result of their participation in the Chapter 1 program. A desired outcome statement should include the following elements: (1) goal; (2) outcome indicator; (3) standard or performance level; and (4) time frame. The guide includes five examples of desired outcomes for Chapter 1 programs and five checkpoints in developing desired outcomes. The implications of this requirement for the following activities are discussed: (1) instruction; (2) data collection and record keeping; (3) monitoring of progress; (4) school-level analysis and decision making; and (5) student-level analysis and decision making. The discussion illustrates how an incomplete statement can be revised using the four necessary outcome components as a guide. Activity sheets entitled "Sample Desired Outcome--To Be Critiqued" and "Writing Desired Outcomes--A Chapter 1 Extended-Day Kindergarten Scenario" are included. (AF)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Outcomes of Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Improvement, School Districts
Advanced Technology, Inc., 2601 Fortune Circle East, Suite 300A, Indianapolis, IN 46241.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Compensatory Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Chapter 1 Technical Assistance Center, Indianapolis, IN. Region B.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1