ERIC Number: ED358385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Education: Limited Progress in Program Evaluation. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Select Education and Civil Rights, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives.
This testimony reports on the state of program evaluation in the field of drug education for youth. The report focuses on the role of evaluation in: (1) the Department of Education's program of grants to states and local school districts under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1986, as amended; (2) the department's Drug-Free School Recognition Program; and (3) in other, promising, comprehensive community-based programs. Information in the report came from the Department of Education, interviews with officials and the examination of documents such as states' biennial DFSCA progress reports, application forms and reviewer resumes in the Recognition Program, and contractor evaluation reports. The report looks separately at the role of evaluation in each of the three areas listed above and notes that there is slow progress in establishing the results of sizable federal funding, or in learning what works in the field of drug abuse prevention for youth. It is concluded that the field of drug abuse prevention for youth faces two major challenges of evaluation method and capacity: determining the results of prevention programs and stimulating evaluation by state and local agencies. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Youth Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy, free; then $2 each; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Program Evaluation and Methodology Div.