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Evaluating Educational and Social Programs

Guidelines for Proposal Review, Onsite Evaluation, Evaluation Contracts, and Technical Assistance

  • Blaine R. Worthen
  • Karl R. White

Part of the Evaluation in Education and Human Services book series (EEHS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 1-7
  3. Proposal Review Guidelines and Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 8-10
    2. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 11-56
    3. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 57-95
    4. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 96-118
  4. Onsite Evalution Guidelines and Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-121
    2. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 122-129
    3. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 130-205
    4. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 206-219
  5. Technical Assistance for Funded Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 220-222
    2. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 223-244
    3. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 245-295
  6. Establishing Evaluation Agreements and Contracts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 296-300
    2. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 301-315
    3. Blaine R. Worthen, Karl R. White
      Pages 316-341
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 342-347

About this book

Introduction

During the past two decades, evaluation has come to play an increasingly important role in the operation of educational and social programs by national, state, and local agencies. Mandates by federal funding agencies that programs they sponsored be evaluated gave impetus to use of evaluation. Realization that evaluation plays a pivotal role in assuring program quality and effectiveness has maintained the use of evaluation even where mandates have been relaxed. With increased use --indeed institutionalization --of evaluation in many community, state, and national agencies, evaluation has matured as a profession, and new evaluation approaches have been developed to aid in program planning, implementation, monitoring, and improvement. Much has been written about various philosophical and theoretical orientations to evaluation, its relationship to program management, appropriate roles evaluation might play, new and sometimes esoteric evaluation methods, and particular evaluation techniques. Useful as these writings are, relatively little has been written about simple but enormously important activities which comprise much of the day-to-day work of the program evaluator. This book is focused on some of these more practical aspects that largely determine the extent to which evaluation will prove helpful.

Keywords

controlling coordination development election evaluation funding management monitoring organization organizations planning profession quality service state

Authors and affiliations

  • Blaine R. Worthen
    • 1
  • Karl R. White
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUtah State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Special Education and PsychologyUtah State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-7420-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7422-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7420-6
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