Evaluation For Program Improvement

Author: David Deshler
Editor: Jossey-Bass Incorporated Pub
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Designing And Utilizing Evaluation For Gifted Program Improvement

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska
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ISBN: 9781882664993
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Offering the most effective methods for gifted education program evaluation and improvement, this book acts as a critical guide for administrators, teachers, and researchers. The book reviews the program evaluation process, presents models and strategies for effective evaluation, and provides tools for using evaluation as a foundation for program improvement. Edited by Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska and Dr. Annie Xuemei Feng, this resource is intended to offer step-by-step guidance in effective program improvement from the nation's leading experts on the topic. Chapters cover survey construction and implementation, use of focus groups, assessment of classroom practices, outcome assessment, alignment with the best practice standards, strategies for synthesizing your findings, and much more. This unique resource is a critical piece of the program improvement process.

Experimental Evaluation Design For Program Improvement

Author: Laura R. Peck
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 150639003X
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The concepts of cause and effect are critical to the field of program evaluation. Experimentally-designed evaluations—those that randomize to treatment and control groups—offer a convincing means for establishing a causal connection between a program and its effects. Experimental Evaluation Design for Program Improvement considers a range of impact evaluation questions, particularly those questions that focus on the impact of specific aspects of a program. Laura R. Peck shows how a variety of experimental evaluation design options can provide answers to these questions, and she suggests opportunities for experiments to be applied in more varied settings and focused on program improvement efforts.

Program Evaluation And Performance Measurement

Author: James C. McDavid
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412978319
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Rev. ed. of: Program evaluation & performance measurement: an introduction to practice. c2006.

The Mathematics Program Improvement Review

Author: Ron Pelfrey
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416602690
File Size: 28,73 MB
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Outlines a research-based evaluative process containing all the steps needed to review how well an individual math program conforms to ten essential standards.

Developing An Effective Evaluation Plan

Author: Department of Human Services
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495924682
File Size: 72,44 MB
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This workbook applies the CDC Frameword for Program Evaluation in Public Health. The purpose of this workbook is to help public health program managers, administrators, and evaluators develop a joing understanding of what constitutes an evaluation plan, why it is important, and how to develop an effective evaluation plan in the context of the planning process.This workbook is intended to assist in developing an evalution plan but is not intended to serve as a complete resource on how to implement program evaluation.

Discrepancy Evaluation For Educational Program Improvement And Assessment

Author: Malcolm M. Provus
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ISBN: 9780821115084
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Instruments Evaluation Designs Used In Gifted Programs

Author: Carolyn M. Callahan
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788188259
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Documents practices in the evaluation of gifted programs and on investigating the factors which make evaluation more useful to the decision-maker. Explores the validity of the assertions made in the literature about evaluations of programs for the gifted, analyzes current evaluation literature for generic guidelines for effective evaluations, and studies the utility of evaluations of programs for the gifted with the intent of providing more specific guidelines for decision makes in the construction of evaluation designs, implementation of the evaluation process, and utilization of evaluation results. Includes "Guidelines for Evaluating Gifted Programs" .

Program Evaluation

Author: Susan P. Giancola
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506357466
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Program Evaluation: Embedding Evaluation into Program Design and Development provides an in-depth examination of the foundations, methods, and relevant issues in the field of evaluation. With an emphasis on an embedded approach, where evaluation is an explicit part of a program that leads to the refinement of the program, students will learn how to conduct effective evaluations that foster continual improvement and enable data-based decision making. This text provides students with both the theoretical understanding and the practical tools to conduct effective evaluations while being rigorous enough for experienced evaluators looking to expand their approach to evaluation.

Improvement Science In Evaluation Methods And Uses

Author: Christina A. Christie
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119378664
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While improvement science has experienced a surge of interest over the past 30 years, applications of it are rare in the evaluation literature. This issue promotes the cross-fertilization of ideas, techniques, and tools between evaluation and improvement science. There are at least four areas where this cross-fertilization is particularly relevant: learning from error, examining variation, appreciating context, and focusing on systems change. This volume considers: the conceptual similarities and distinctions between improvement science and evaluation; the intellectual foundations, methods, and tools that collectively comprise improvement science; and case chapters that offer an inspiring review of state-of-the-art improvement science applications. Cutting across all of these applications is a shared grounding in systems thinking, a determination to capture and better understand variation and contextual complexity, as well as a sustained commitment to generative learning about projects and programs—all issues of great concern to evaluators. The issue offers producers and users of evaluations the potential benefits of a closer engagement with improvement science. This is the 153rd issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication ofthe American Evaluation Association.

Program Evaluation

Author: Emil J. Posavac
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This volume provides a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the skills, attitudes and methods required to evaluate programs offered in public and private organizations. The authors stress the development of a program-improvement focus that begins with program conceptualization through implementation and analysis of outcomes and costs. They also provide detailed descriptions of methods for improving program evaluation reports and encouraging utilization.

Utilization Focused Evaluation For Program Improvement

Author: Jovana Zivkovic
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The primary purpose of this evaluation was (a) to identify the needs of the professionals enrolled in a General English course in one government entity in Colombia, (b) to determine whether the current language training program meets those needs, and (c) to provide a sound basis for decision-making regarding future language training program. To this end, four evaluation questions were addressed in four phases, following the utilization-focused evaluation (UFE) framework. Data were collected from the professionals working in this entity (n=66), high-management officials in charge making decisions (n=2) and the program administrator, using the following instruments: focus groups, interviews, observations and a survey questionnaire. In phase one, 38 domain experts participated in focus groups and structured interviews. In phase two, a questionnaire survey was decided to be used as the methods for further data collection on needs. In phase three a task-based needs analysis was conducted to determine the frequency of tasks that require using English at the workplace. Following the data collection, the professionals were tested for academic reading and general proficiency (92% response rate and 100% respectively). In phase four, a meta-evaluation was performed. Data were analyzed using thematic coding and descriptive statistics. The findings revealed the discrepancies between the participants' subjective and objective needs. Moreover, on the basis of the findings, this evaluation proposes an ESP course as an answer to the complexity of needs in this government entity.

Evaluating Programs To Increase Student Achievement

Author: Martin H. Jason
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452211426
File Size: 55,70 MB
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This updated edition on evaluating the effectiveness of school programs provides an expanded needs-assessment section, additional methods for data analysis, and tools for communicating program results.

The Practice Of Evaluation

Author: Ryan P. Kilmer
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506367992
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The Practice of Evaluation: Partnership Approaches for Community Change provides foundational content on evaluation concepts, approaches, and methods, with an emphasis on the use of evaluation and partnership approaches to effect change. Real examples in every chapter illustrate key ideas and concepts “in action” on topics such as organizational development, capacity building, program improvement, and advocacy. Editors Ryan P. Kilmer and James R. Cook, and the chapter authors, highlight pragmatic approaches to evaluation that balance the needs of stakeholders in an ethical way, to provide useful, usable, and actionable guidance for program improvement.

Resources In Education

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Code Of Federal Regulations

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Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

The Cipp Evaluation Model

Author: Daniel L. Stufflebeam
Editor: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462529232
File Size: 38,92 MB
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"The book's chapters provide background on how and why the CIPP (Context, Input, Process, Product) Model was developed; a detailed presentation of the model; an explanation of the key role of an evaluation-oriented leader, who can decide what and when to evaluate; detailed presentations on evaluation design, budgeting, and contracting; procedures and tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting evaluation information; and procedures for conducting standards-based meta-evaluations (evaluations of evaluations). These topics are interspersed with illustrative evaluation cases in such areas as education, housing, and military personnel evaluation"--

Behavioral Interventions For Prevention And Control Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Author: Sevgi O. Aral
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387487409
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Before AIDS, the role of behavioral interventions in preventing transmission of sexually transmitted diseases was acknowledged in text books and journals but rarely promoted effectively in public health practice. This book addresses the complexities and social contexts of human behaviors which spread STDs, the cultural barriers to STD education, and the sociopolitical nuances surrounding treatment.

Evaluation

Author: Peter H. Rossi
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452258449
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Since Peter H. Rossi, Mark W. Lipsey, and Howard E. Freeman first published Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, more than 90,000 readers have considered it the premier text on how to design, implement, and appraise social programs through evaluation. In this, the completely revised Seventh Edition, authors Rossi and Lipsey include the latest techniques and approaches to evaluation as well as guidelines to tailor evaluations to fit programs and social contexts. With decades of hands-on experience conducting evaluations, the authors provide scores of examples to help students understand how evaluators deal with various critical issues. They include a glossary of key terms and concepts, making this the most comprehensive and authoritative evaluation text available. Thoroughly revised, the Seventh Edition now includes * Substantially more attention to outcome measurement * Lengthy discussions of program theory, including a section about detecting program effects and interpreting their practical significance * An augmented and updated discussion of major evaluation designs * A detailed exposition of meta-analysis as an approach to the synthesis of evaluation studies * Alternative approaches to evaluation * Examples of successful evaluations * Discussions of the political and social contexts of evaluation

Practicing Evaluation

Author: Rita G. O'Sullivan
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 0761925465
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With over 20 years of evaluation experience, author Rita O’Sullivan has created an approach that actively engages program stakeholders in the evaluation process. Practicing Evaluation: A Collaborative Approach contains strategies and techniques for conducting successful collaborative evaluations in a variety of program settings, including education, family support, health, and non-profit organizations. Although many evaluation textbooks cover the theory and steps of an evaluation, they do not often include specifics regarding how to put these concepts into actual practice in a real-world setting, such as a school district or business. Using actual cases from educational, health, and business settings, O'Sullivan shows readers how to better involve stakeholders in the evaluation process.