ERIC Number: ED440992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
CSRD Evaluation Web Site Feasibility Study.
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.
This study was conducted to examine the need and feasibility of creating a unique evaluation Web site to support the needs of districts and schools recently funded under the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program (CSRD). The federal requirement that CSRD funded schools and districts carry out comprehensive evaluation of their reform programs has created some concerns about the readiness and ability of local personnel to do so without additional support and assistance. The availability and use of more than 20 Web sites that currently provide CSRD information were studied, and information about the need and purpose of such a site was obtained from other regional educational laboratories and the Office of Educational Research and Development. Findings indicate that there already appears to be an ample infrastructure in place for providing educators in CSRD schools and districts with evaluation resources. Adding more links could make this infrastructure an even more effective information dissemination tool. The CRSDweb.net site already in place provides opportunities for educators concerned with evaluation to interact with one another and evaluation experts. It appears that creating a new CSRD evaluation site would not be prudent at this time. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.