ERIC Number: ED449590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Evaluation Components from Ten Awarded State Improvement Grants (SIGs).
Mattson, Beverly; McCaul, Ed
This review examined the evaluation components from 10 awarded state improvement grants designed to improve systems providing services for students with disabilities. The review examined the following aspects of the evaluation components: purposes, conceptual framework for the evaluation and systems reform, evaluation design and approaches, evaluation questions, types of data collected and analyzed, types of analyses conducted, and the evaluation of systems change and/or reform. The 10 states included in the review are: Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Utah, and Virginia. The review notes that all 10 states addressed the 3 purposes for project evaluation specified in the request for proposals. The review also notes that different conceptual frameworks guided choice of evaluation designs and that evaluation designs influenced the questions formulated and types of data to be collected and analyzed. It reports that all 10 states will collect both quantitative and qualitative data concerning demographics, processes, and outcomes and that some states are collecting data at multiple levels including the individual level, school building level, district level, and state level. The bulk of the report is comprised of the individual state evaluation profiles. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Services, Special Education, State Programs, Systems Approach
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; California; Idaho; Iowa; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Ohio; Utah; Virginia