ERIC Number: ED336468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Progress Report for the Department of Education on Monitoring Project CANAL.
Davidson, Mary E.; And Others
This report summarizes strategies used by a monitoring commission to evaluate Project Creating a New Approach to Learning (CANAL), part of a court-mandated desegregation plan in Chicago (Illinois). The commission focused on the following areas: (1) the degree to which the project complied with activities in its funding proposal; (2) the level to which nonparticipants could observe certain interpersonal relationships during project activities; (3) the degree to which project activities produced desired performance outcomes; and (4) the degree to which the project achieved specified research-based educational goals. The commission took the following steps: (1) established a subcommittee to monitor the project; (2) determined areas of activity to monitor for compliance using a task and time accounting ledger; (3) observed orientation and training activities; (4) proposed a community case study to measure the project's contributions to its research-based educational goals; and (5) established liaison with local evaluation personnel. A principal investigator, assisted by consultants and commission staff, was responsible for monitoring activities. Budgetary expenditures and selected projected expenditures are reported. The following materials are appended: (1) the CANAL Audit Ledger, including lists of enabling and evaluative activities and examples of reporting forms; (2) on-site monitoring reports of all orientations and day one training sessions and selected day two training sessions; (3) staff resumes; and (4) fiscal expenditures and projections. (FMW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation.