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ERIC Number: ED427034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-5
Pages: 14
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Evaluating Existing Programs Using the Accountability Process.
Stanberry, Anne M.
J. Vella, P. Berardinelli, and J. Burrow (1998) described the "accountability process" of program evaluation. This process was implemented to evaluate a Parents as Teachers program after a year of operation. Evaluation included determining goals, identifying objectives, and determining the focus. Critical elements were identified for educational outcomes, as were key stakeholders' needs and priorities. Learning tasks and materials, expected outcomes, evidence of change, and documentation were identified, and the evidence was analyzed. For the educational process, elements to evaluate and learning tasks and materials were determined. Expected outcomes and evidence of change were identified. Data gathering procedures were developed, and the evidence was analyzed. Existing program data were classified into six categories: (1) objectives and program content; (2) learning tasks and materials; (3) anticipated changes in learning; (4) evidence of change; (5) documentation of evidence; and (6) analysis of evidence. Results, which show the effectiveness of the program to the various stakeholders, will be used as baseline data for a longitudinal study of program effectiveness. The six data classifications are presented as a chart, and four forms used in the evaluation are attached. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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