ERIC Number: ED481655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
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What Do We Do Now That the Evaluation Is Over? Methods for Transitioning the Responsibility of Evaluation to Program Staff.
Cassata, Jennifer Coyne; Siddens, Stephanie K.
This paper describes the methods engaged in by an internal evaluation unit within a large school district to transition program staff from participating in a formal program evaluation to continuing the responsibility of program monitoring once an evaluation ends. Formal multiyear program evaluations can provide program managers and staff with detailed ongoing feedback about programs throughout the duration of the evaluation, but once evaluations end, program staff may find they lack the skills or motivation to continue the efforts on their own. By developing the Quality Programs Assurance System (QPAS), a shared accountability system, and by using a participatory approach to evaluation that involves school-based staff in the process of collecting and interpreting data, the evaluators strive to facilitate a smooth transition from evaluation to program monitoring for program staff, as well as for high-level decision makers that use evaluation data. (Contains 1 table and 10 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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