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ERIC Number: ED477162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
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Maine Statewide Even Start Evaluation Report, 1999-2000.
Larson, Desi
This statewide evaluation of Even Start family literacy programs in Maine was conducted from November 1999 through September 2000. Six out of seven Even Start programs funded by the Maine State Department of Education for the 1999-2000 year participated in the study. All Maine Even Start programs offer a combination of home-based and center-based services for the families they serve. Questions that guided the evaluation were: What do Even Start programs look like in Maine? and What are the effects of participation in Even Start programs for families? This evaluation finds evidence that program implementation and development is successful across all six Even Start programs evaluated, with positive impacts for participating families. The evaluation report is divided into the following sections: Introduction (Even Start; Maine State Even Start Program); Program Evaluation (Evaluation Design; Sampling and Data Sources; Data Analysis and Quality; Evaluation Questions); Program Implementation (Population Served; Implementation and Service Delivery; Incorporating Equipped for the Future; Continuous Improvement; Collaboration; Life after Even Start; Barriers to Participation; Empowering Families as Co-Facilitators; Safe Learning Community; Summary); Evidence of Effects of Even Start Program Participation (Documenting Effects; Adult Literacy and Development Impacts; Child Literacy and Development Impacts; Parenting and Intergenerational Learning Impacts; Summary); and Conclusion (Program Implementation; Effects for Participants). Appendixes are: Maine State Even Start Participants; Maine State Even Start Programs; Evaluation Activities; Data Collection Instruments; and Evaluation Questions. (Contains a 7 references and 10 tables.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maine