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ERIC Number: ED464116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-3
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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The Impact of a National Evaluation Effort on the Utilization of Evaluation in Local Settings.
Danin, Susan; Kershner, Keith M.; Hamilton, Brenda; Turner, Jeannine
This paper presents an evaluation of the National Network of Eisenhower Regional Consortia and Clearinghouse. A symposium presentation was chosen to report the consortia's contribution to the improvement of mathematics and science education. The presentation is divided into four sections, each of which was presented separately by one of the panel members involved in the evaluative study. Two primary methods, staff interviews and document review, were used to prepare the evaluation for the symposium. Interviews were conducted with 10 consortia directors, 11 evaluators, and 15 program staff. All interviews revealed that directors, evaluators, and staff were aware that national evaluation influences local evaluation in some specific ways. One aspect of the evaluation focused on the identification of barriers to the use of national evaluation in local settings. The paper concludes by discussing what was learned from the evaluation and considers how the roles of evaluators are changing, how national activities influence local evaluation, and whether the impact is multi-directional. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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