ERIC Number: ED429133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening the Standards: Recommendations for OERI Peer Review. Summary Report. Draft, January 30, 1999.
August, Diane; Muraskin, Lana
Under a legislative mandate, the National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board has been charged with the development of standards for research conducted under the auspices of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. The first standards developed are those for peer review. This study is a retrospective review of the implementation of the standards for evaluation and peer review of grant and cooperative agreement programs. The review focuses on two years of competitions (fiscal years 1996 and 1997) and two types of competitions for field-initiated studies (FIS) and for research centers. The study includes 20 randomly selected FIS panels and all center competitions. Findings from this review lead to several recommendations. The first is that standing panels of reviewers should be established in each institute. These reviewers should serve staggered terms and be the core for each review. Options are defined for the FIS process and the scoring of applications that have not been rejected or deferred. Other recommendations for the peer review process include improved professional development and improved feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Three appendixes contain the standards, a technical review form, and evaluation criteria for peer review. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: August and Associates, Bethesda, MD.