ERIC Number: ED518660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-17
Reference Count: 12
Assessing the Effectiveness of Education Interventions: Issues and Recommendations for the Title I Evaluation. MPR Reference No. 8911-700
Glazerman, Steven; Myers, David
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
In October 2002, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) contracted with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MRP) to help identify issues pertinent to the evaluation of Title I and to propose feasible evaluation design strategies. This design effort took its lead from two sources: (1) the Title I Independent Review Panel (IRP); and (2) a more specialized technical working group (TWG) composed of education research and evaluation experts assembled for the design effort itself. The MPR design team worked with the TWG, the IRP, other outside experts, and IES to develop a series of recommendations concerning: (1) the topic of study for the evaluation; (2) strategies for selecting intervention and schools, and (3) the basic elements of a research design. This document lists the key recommendations that came out of this effort. The report itself provides the rationale for the recommendations and discusses design and measurement issues, including sample sizes. The following are appended: (1) TWG and IRP Members; (2) Teaching of Comprehension in Content Areas: Design Criteria (Thomas Trabasso); and (3) Desirable Characteristics of Comprehension Interventions (Michael Kamil). (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Change, Evaluation Methods, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Research, Educational Practices, Evaluation Problems, Research Methodology, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.