ERIC Number: ED372084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Evaluation Agenda 1993-94 for AISD 1993-94.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
The research and evaluation agenda for the Austin Independent School District (AISD) (Texas) is determined for each school year, subject to current needs and requests. The evaluations and other major projects for 1993-94 will focus on three major areas. First is providing school support. Testing programs mandated by state law and district policy will be coordinated and administered, and information and support will be provided to schools. Second is research and analysis. Tools for evaluation, such as the AISD Generic Evaluation System (GENESYS) and other district techniques, will continue to be developed, maintained, and improved. Using them, some long-range analyses will be performed. Third is the evaluation of locally funded programs, treatments, and initiatives with a high priority for the school district. Program effectiveness studies are to include cost effectiveness when possible. Programs funded by resources outside the AISD budget, such as Federally funded and state- funded programs are also to be evaluated. New directions that are influencing the allocation of priorities and resources of the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) are (1) accountability, (2) the 1993-94 District Improvement Plan, and (3) the study of dropouts. Three attachments provide information about ORE staff and operations and three figures illustrate the discussion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agenda Setting, Budgets, Cost Effectiveness, Dropout Research, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Resource Allocation, School Districts, State Legislation, State Programs, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.