ERIC Number: ED361593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Framework for the State Adult Education Program.
Sherman, Joel D.; Condelli, Larry
This publication provides a framework that is designed for use by state agencies as a guide for planning and conducting evaluation of different aspects of the State Adult Education Program. The evaluation framework is presented using a set of design tables that offer different approaches states can use to address the Adult Education Act's evaluation requirements. The tables present evaluation options for the following topic areas: program context, program processes (planning and content, curriculum, qualifications of personnel), and program outcomes. For each design and topic presented, the tables provide the evaluation topics, data to collect, methodology, instrumentation, strengths/advantages, and problems and limitations. The measures presented are illustrative of the data that can be collected for each type of evaluation. Within each area, the tables present data collection strategies for basic, enhanced, and optimal levels of evaluation. The levels of evaluation differ by the quality of data they produce, resources required to conduct them, and the type of program decisions they can inform. Following the tables are summaries of the data the evaluation can collect at each level and outlines of evaluation reports that could be produced for each level. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adult Education Act