ERIC Number: ED208515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-15
An Application of the PMI Model at the Project Level: Evaluation of the ESEA Title IV C Fresh Start Minischool Project.
Harrison, Patricia C.
The Planning, Monitoring, and Implementation Model (PMI) was developed to provide a model for systematic evaluation of educational programs to determine their effectiveness in achieving goals and objectives. This paper demonstrates the applicability of the PMI model at the project level. Fresh Start Minischool at Ballou High School (District of Columbia), funded under Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title IV-C, serves high school students with serious deficiencies in reading and mathematics. Fresh Start encompasses two designs: a true experimental design with a target population split into treatment and control groups and an evaluation design (the PMI model) that addresses the nonexperimental aspects of the program. Reporting forms illustrate the intended inputs, processes, and outcomes of several of the objectives of the school, including student attendance and attitudes, and parent participation in various aspects of the school. The PMI evaluation model provided a clear picture of the effectiveness of each activity implied in the objectives and spelled out in the project work plan. After receiving the interim evaluation report, the director determined which areas needed to be strengthened, which needed to be discarded, and which were operating efficiently as intended. The parent involvement project objective was modified based upon information provided by the PMI model. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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