How to Be Involved in Program Evaluation: What Every Adminstrator Needs to Know / Edition 1

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The purpose of this book is to improve the direction and utility of the evaluation by program directors in charge, and the implementation of the evaluation by the evaluator. The authors contend that both of these goals can best be met by understanding each individual role. How to be Involved in Program Evaluation: · Provides a framework for understanding evaluation and the value of working within an evaluation model · Provides an overview of the General Evaluation Model (GEM) · Reviews the components of GEM from the viewpoint of the Evaluator and the Program Director—to emphasize the joint effort of the two persons · Presents aspects of evaluation as a profession, including standards developed by professional organizations, desired traits of the Evaluator, and advantages and disadvantages of the Evaluator coming from outside the organization as compared to inside the organization · Discusses the need for data collection instruments, and presents various examples, along with the advantages and disadvantages of the various evaluation instruments · Discusses the crucial role of reporting evaluation results · Discusses how the General Evaluation Model can be used to evaluate an entire school This book will be a valuable reference to program directors and evaluators.

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School Administrator
The authors of How to be Involved in Program Evaluation make clear the purpose of evaluation, the need for evaluation and the role of the program director in initiating positive evaluation. They have developed a general evaluation model that can be used for assessing an individual progam or a whole school package. There is also a useful glossary providing concise definitions of program evaluation terms and a comprehensive compilation of reference materials.
Reference and Research Book News
This text discusses the various steps in school program evaluation from the vantage points of both the evaluator and the program director. Written by two educational psychologists and a school evaluator, it provides an overview of the General Evaluation Model along with real-world examples of its implantation (both successful and unsuccessful).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578862511
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 9/15/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith McNeil has been teaching at New Mexico State University since 1989. Isadore Newman has been a professor at the University of Akron since 1971. Since 2003, Jim Steinhauser has been an evaluator for the El Paso Independent School District, focusing on the evaluation of the State Compensatory Education program and the evaluation of the Mathematics/Science Partnership between El Paso ISD and the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 What Is Evaluation? Chapter 3 2 Overview of GEM Chapter 4 3 Needs Assessment Chapter 5 4 Baseline Chapter 6 5 Procedures to Achieve Objectives Chapter 7 6 Program Implementation Assessment Chapter 8 7 Post Assessment Chapter 9 8 Review of GEM From the Viewpoint of the Evaluator and the Program Director Chapter 10 9 Evaluation as a Profession Chapter 11 10 Evaluation Instruments Chapter 12 11 Reporting Chapter 13 12 Application of GEM to Evaluating Schools Part 14 Appendixes Part 15 A Acronyms Part 16 B Personal Evaluation History of the Authors Part 17 C Summary of the Program Evaluation Standards Part 18 D Evaluation Forms and Instruments Part 19 E Evaluation Plans Part 20 F Evaluation Reports Part 21 G Evaluation Resources Part 22 H Evaluation Contracts Obtained Over a 12-Year Period, Identified by Number of Years, How Obtained, Funding Agency, and Brief Name Part 23 Glossary Part 24 References Part 25 Index Part 26 About the Authors

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