Program Evaluation in Practice: Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis

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Program Evaluation in Practice: Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis

Format:  Paperback,

145 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Feb 2008

ISBN-13: 9780787986858

ISBN-10: 0787986852

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Feb 2008
ISBN-13: 9780787986858
ISBN-10: 0787986852
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 145
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
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Chapter outline

List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Author
Introduction
Foundations of Program Evaluation
Program Evaluation Vignette
What Is Program Evaluation?
Training in Program Evaluation
Internal and External Evaluators
Types or Models of Program Evaluation
How to Use this Book
Additional Resources
Tools for Collecting Data
Writing the Evaluation Report
Dissemination and Use of Evaluation Findings
Case Studies
Improving Student Performance in Mathematics Through Inquiry-Based Instruction
Learning Objectives
The Evaluator
The Program
The Evaluation Plan
Summary of Evaluation Activities and Findings
Final Thoughts
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Class Activities
Suggested Reading
Evaluation of a Community-Based Mentor Program
Learning Objective
The Evaluators
The Program
The Evaluation Plan
Summary of Evaluation Activities and Findings
Final Thoughts
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Class Activities
Suggested Reading
Teacher Candidates Integrating Technology into Their Student Teaching Experience
Learning Objectives
The Evaluators
The Program
The Evaluation Plan
Summary of Evaluation Activities and Findings
Final Thoughts
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Class Activities
Suggested Reading
Evaluation of a Professional Development Technology Project in a Low-Performing School District
Learning Objectives
The Evaluator
The Program
The Evaluation Plan
Summary of Evaluation Activities and Findings
Final Thoughts
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Class Activities
Suggested Reading
Expansion of a High school Science Program
Learning Objectives
The Evaluators
The Program
The Evaluation Plan
Summary of Evaluation Activities and Findings
Final Thoughts
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Class Activities
Suggested Reading
Evaluation of a Proven Practice for Reading Achievement
Learning Objectives
The Evaluators
The Program
The Evaluation Plan
Summary of Evaluation Activities and Findings
Final Thoughts
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Class Activities
Suggested Reading
Project Plan for Evaluation of a Statewide After-School Initiative
Learning Objectives
The Evaluators
The Program
The Initial Challenge
The Evaluation Plan
Final Thoughts
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Class Activities
Suggested Reading
Evaluation of a Training Program in Mathematics for Teachers
Learning Objectives
The Evaluators
The Program
The Evaluation Plan
Summary of Evaluation Activities and Findings
Final Thoughts
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Class Activities
Suggested Reading
Evaluators-in-Training: Issues of Confidentiality
Learning Objectives
The Evaluators
The Program
The Evaluation Plan
Summary of Evaluation Activities and Findings
Final Thoughts
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Class Activities
Suggested Reading
Evaluation of a School Improvement Grant to Increase Parent Involvement
Learning Objectives
The Evaluators
The Program
The Evaluation Plan
Summary of Evaluation Activities and Findings
Final Thoughts
Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Class Activities
Suggested Reading
References
Index

Book description

The lack of teaching cases in program evaluation is often cited as a gap in the field. This ground-breaking book fills this gap, covering the essentials of program evaluation as it is used in education and with a wide variety of evaluation projects to be discussed, analyzed, and reflected upon. The book covers the essentials of program evaluation, including foundation and types of evaluation, tools for collecting data, writing of reports, and sharing of findings.

Individual cases cover classroom instruction, community-based program, teacher training, professional development, a secondary-school based program, after-school program, reading achievement, school-improvement grant, and confidentiality. Each case is structured to include learning objectives, program description, evaluation plan, summary of evaluation activities and findings, key concepts, discussion questions, class activities, and suggested reading. As useful for students as it is for evaluators in training, Program Evaluation in Practice is a must-have for those aspiring to become effective evaluators.

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