ERIC Number: ED268948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Educational Technology. E.C.I.A. Chapter 2. Final Evaluation Report.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
The Planning, Monitoring and Implementing (PMI) Evaluation Model for Decision-Making was used by the District of Columbia Public Schools to monitor the efforts of their Office of Educational Technology in providing direction and coordination for computer related activities, and in planning and implementing educational television (ITV) projects in mathematics and science. The target population included seventh grade mathematics and science students and teachers in eight pilot schools for the seventh grade Mathematics and Science Project, and kindergarten students and teachers in 15 schools for the Writing-to-Read project. Included are: (1) project summary and findings; (2) background and project objectives; (3) a description of the project; (4) the external evaluation design; (5) the program results; and (6) appendices. Appended materials include the evaluation model schema; summaries of teachers' implementation of the Writing-to-Read Program based on a configuration checklist and levels-of-use interviews; and results of teacher questionnaires on the Writing-to-Read program, including writing and typing components, classroom management questions, and teacher aide questions. Findings show that while there is little empirical evidence to evaluate its implementation, the ITV project seems to be functioning well; in addition, the majority of Writing-to-Read teachers are implementing the program in an ideal fashion and students have responded favorably to it. (JB)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Grade 7, Instructional Improvement, Interviews, Kindergarten, Mathematics Education, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Science Education, Worksheets
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2