ERIC Number: ED423966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Smart Start Evaluation Plan.
Bryant, Donna; Burchinal, Margaret; Buysse, Virginia; Kotch, Jonathan; Maxwell, Kelly; Neenan, Peter; Noblit, George; Orthner, Dennis; Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Telfair, Joseph
Smart Start is North Carolina's partnership between state government and local leaders, service providers, and families to better serve children under 6 years of age and their families. This report describes the comprehensive plan to evaluate the state and local goals and objectives of the program, focusing on the components addressing the summative evaluation, especially the emphases on quality and objective outcomes. The report describes the data collection strategies for each of the following goals: (1) children are healthy and prepared to succeed in school; (2) families effectively will fulfill their role as primary providers, nurturers, and teachers; (3) high quality, affordable services for children and families; and (4) North Carolina counties value children and families by providing options, resources, and encouraging collaboration. For each goal, the following information is provided: specific outcomes, measurement strategies/techniques, data sources, domains covered by the measurement strategy, times of data collection, numbers of subjects assessed, and subject selection process. Also discussed in the report are procedural issues such as informed consent and data collectors, and limitations of the evaluation plan. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina