ERIC Number: ED360608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Guide for Tutoring Programs: A Dropout Prevention Research Report.
Weatherford, Carol; Seoane, Myriam
This seven-part guide provides a framework for use in planning, developing, and implementing an evaluation for a tutoring program. Part I provides a brief introduction to the value of evaluating a tutoring program. Part II advises readers first to determine the purpose of their evaluation and the kinds of information to be examined, to consider their audience, and to specify the goals of the evaluation. Three phases of the evaluation process are described and relevant questions to be answered at each phase are posed. Part III describes how to conduct a qualitative evaluation for a tutoring program. A project evaluation matrix is included that poses evaluation questions, explains the documentation needed for each question, and lists the person responsible and the date of the documentation. Part IV discusses how to conduct a quantitative evaluation for a tutoring program, and includes sections on choosing the information to examine, selecting the evaluation design, choosing the evaluation participants, and collecting and analyzing the data. Part V focuses on reporting the evaluation findings through both narrative and visual information. Part VI addresses the issue of planning for future evaluation. Part VII presents a conclusion and includes a table that summarizes the essential components of a tutoring program evaluation. A number of relevant forms and materials are appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring
Publications Dept., National Dropout Prevention Center, 205 Martin St., Clemson University, Box 345111, Clemson, SC 29634-5111.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.