ERIC Number: ED439554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Virginia Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) System. T/TAC Cross Case Report, December 1999. Executive Summary.
Zantal-Wiener, Kathy; Rous, Beth; Lutzer, Christie; Mushegan, Tiffany; Waddell, Christina
This document presents results of an evaluation of Virginia's Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TACs), a statewide system of technical assistance which emphasizes collaboration in the planning and provision of services to children and youth with disabilities or at risk for school failure. Evaluation results are reported in terms of the following seven questions: (1) "What services do T/TACs provide, and to what extent are those services provided within and across regions?"; (2) "To what extent, and with what consistency, are the T/TACs' services facilitating long-term systemic change and capacity-building?"; (3) "To what extent are the T/TACs making an impact on service delivery options, outcomes, personnel training, policy, and family empowerment?"; (4) "To what extent are the T/TACs' services meeting the needs of students with disabilities?"; (5) "To what extent are the T/TACs' services meeting the needs of students who are at-risk for school failure?"; (6) "What factors hinder or facilitate the extent to which T/TACs function?"; and (7) "How can T/TACs be refined to maximize services to the intended population?" Following an introduction, individual sections address the Virginia T/TAC initiative, methodology, use and impact of T/TAC services, and conclusions. Appended are the telephone interview protocol, the site visit protocol, the personnel survey, and survey data tabulations. (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, Technical Assistance
University of Kentucky Human Development Institute, Virginia T/TAC Evaluation Project, 126 Mineral Industries Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0051.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY. Interdisciplinary Human Development Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia