ERIC Number: ED349339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Research and Evaluation Agenda for the Austin Independent School District, 1991-92.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Evaluations and other major projects of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) Office of Research and Evaluation for 1991-92 will focus on: (1) externally funded programs; (2) system-wide achievement testing; and (3) system-wide evaluation. Eight evaluations will assess the impact of programs and grants funded by federal or state resources beyond the local district budget, largely in the areas of compensatory education (Chapter 1) and teacher education. Testing programs mandated by the state will be coordinated and administered, and the system-wide testing staff will provide a scoring and reporting service for some of the tests. Databases concerning student, employee, and other district information will be maintained and used to monitor local policies and mandates. Budget constraints have resulted in reduced staff, but outcome evaluation will remain strong. This document presents all 22 programs and requests for 1991-92. Many other research and evaluation activities not addressed by plans at this time will be conducted, as evaluation in the AISD responds to budget implications, identification of exemplary school practices, and indicators of success. An attached table displays the agenda-setting process. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agenda Setting, Budgeting, Compensatory Education, Databases, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Retrenchment, School Districts, Scoring, State Aid, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.