ERIC Number: ED359218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Evaluation of Program Effectiveness. Chapter 2-Assisted Programs of Training & Professional Development.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Research and Development.
In compliance with mandates of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Arizona Department of Education has completed its evaluation of effectiveness for state and locally administered programs in the context of Arizona's existing Chapter 2 goals. The evaluation focused first on state-administered programs and then considered locally administered programs of training and professional development (T&PD). Benefits documented by the evaluation include, but are not limited to the following: (1) T&PD programs are a vital resource for Arizona teachers; (2) instructional skills and content knowledge that teachers receive have direct impacts on over 270,000 students in the school system; (3) the 66 districts that allocate Chapter 2 funds for T&PD comprise about 75 percent of the teachers and students in the state; (4) the structure of Chapter 2 T&PD programs allows teachers and administrators to target their own specific needs; (5) T&PD programs contribute positively to overall school improvement efforts; and (6) staff development activities under Chapter 2 helped inaugurate the Arizona Student Assessment Program. Six appendixes describe the evaluation methodology and the advisory committee, and include instruments used in the evaluation process. Seven charts, 3 tables, and 11 figures present study findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Research and Development.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II