ERIC Number: ED417602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Wilde, Judith; Sockey, Suzanne
This handbook offers extensive guidance in evaluating programs under the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, particularly bilingual education programs under Title VII. It is divided into five sections. The first provides an overview of the handbook and some useful definitions. The second section provides background information about and definitions of evaluation, assessment, and analytic techniques. Various types of evaluation are described and guidelines for managing an evaluation are suggested; working with an external evaluator is also addressed. The third section assists in planning the evaluation: writing and modifying objectives that are measurable, creating management timelines; selecting assessments that will measure learner success in a manner that is sensitive to their language, culture, and gender as well as to program needs; and selecting scoring methods. Section four deals with implementation of an evaluation: ensuring timelines are met; training staff to assist in the evaluation; collecting data; analyzing data; and the specific requirements of the legislation. The final section deals with writing the report: interpreting analyses; presenting results; making recommendations; and writing a complete and accurate report. Substantial support materials for each section are appended. Contains 79 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Compliance (Legal), Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Institutional Evaluation, Measurement Techniques, Objectives, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Rating Scales, Scheduling, Technical Writing
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation Assistance Center--West, Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Improving Americas Schools Act 1994