ERIC Number: ED434154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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Assessing Achievement Effects of Desegregation Programs: The role of a Program Evaluation and Research Department.
Khanna, Ritu; Trousdale, Donna; Penuel, William R.
This paper describes the implementation and support of a data-driven decision-making evaluation system developed by the San Francisco (California) school district to assess programs within the district aimed at improving achievement for students of color, especially African American and Latino students. In 1982, a Consent Decree was established to meet the goals of desegregation of San Francisco's schools. Under the Consent Decree, the school district receives state money to implement programs for targeted students. An evaluation model was developed to assess these programs. The model focuses on: (1) project description; (2) professional development; (3) qualitative evaluation; (4) quantitative evaluation; and (5) budget considerations. The model can be used with a range of programs while still providing specific information about key areas of concern to school district administrators and the Board of Education. Participatory evaluation is a feature of the model, and outcome evaluation is an essential aspect. The experiences of the San Francisco school district with this approach have shown that it is possible to develop and implement an evaluation approach that can be used for many projects. (Contains 9 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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