ERIC Number: ED343370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-24
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the QEI Evaluation System.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
This report evaluates the Quality Education Initiative (QEI) evaluation system developed in Pennsylvania to monitor and report progress of individual programs or sites serving students with and without disabilities. The system has three parts: a Program Documentation Outline (PDO), a Program Reporting Outline (PRO), and a Program Improvement Outline (PIO). This report summarizes analyses conducted of the PDOs, PROs, and PIOs submitted by 21 QEI programs representing 7 different models. The study examined, first, the progress made by QEI programs in using the evaluation system and, second, the reported evaluation data. Findings indicated better performance with outcome than process evaluations. Programs reported achieving two-thirds of process objectives and two-fifths of outcome objectives. Recommendations address: (1) identification of key process and outcome evaluation objectives by the Pennsylvania Department of Education; (2) provision of training to QEI program personnel on how to evaluate key process and outcome objectives; (3) development of a common pool of instruments to assess program impacts on students, teachers, and parents; and (4) examination of the evaluations of the QEI programs as part of ongoing routine monitoring. QEI evaluation system forms and details of rating results are appended. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.