ERIC Number: ED374230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
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Using Evaluation Results To Refine Family Literacy Programs. Occasional Paper #5.
Padak, Nancy; Rasinski, Timothy
Formative, in-process evaluation results can be used to refine or "fine tune" Even Start programs. The assumption is that the programs have obtained comprehensive and appropriate empirical data on the assessment of the program as a whole as well as its specific goals. This six-step model uses evaluation data to improve program delivery. The steps are as follows: (1) convene a planning team of five to eight people who represent various aspects of Even Start delivery; (2) develop a shared understanding about what the local evaluation results mean for or about the program; (3) explore reasons for the results (the problems); (4) generate and evaluate possible solutions; (5) develop and implement the plan for program refinement; and (6) evaluate the success of the plan. Following the presentation and explanation of this model, two fictional examples of the model in action are provided. One describes a program that uses that model to solve the program's retention problems. The second focuses on a program that encounters unexpected problems with Even Start parents' reading ability. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Federal Assistance.
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio