ERIC Number: ED335487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
How To Evaluate Adult Education.
Dusewicz, Russell A.; And Others
This guide is designed to help educators plan and carry out evaluations of adult education programs. Following an introduction, Section 2 discusses how the evaluation process fits into the concept and normal cycle of program development. Section 3 describes the stages of the evaluation process, including needs assessment, program planning, process evaluation, and outcome evaluation. Section 4 provides examples of different designs that can be used in adult basic education--case designs, time series designs, and comparison group designs. Section 5 discusses these methods of data collection: questionnaires; interviews; observations; and tests. Section 6 describes statistical procedures for analyzing evaluation data, including descriptive statistics, tests of difference, and tests of relationships. Section 7 illustrates the preparation of the program evaluation outline, a device to help program staff sketch out the essential elements (objectives, measurement techniques, time schedule, evidence of accomplishment) of the evaluation plan. Section 8 outlines the different factors that objectively determine the effectiveness of a program. Section 9 describes various reporting and dissemination techniques for evaluation results. A list of 26 references is appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.