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Project Even Start is an intergenerational literacy project that promotes adult literacy, trains parents to support the educational growth of their children, and prepares children for school. The program is designed to facilitate joint participation by parents and children. It includes home-based instruction and child care, and it is integrated within a network of relevant support services such as Head Start, volunteer literacy programs, and legislation such as the Adult Education Act, the Education of the Handicapped Act, and the Job Training Partnership Act. This manual was developed to train Even Start administrators and staff in assessing the effectiveness of their programs. The manual addresses the major components of the evaluation process: (1) definition of literacy and program evaluation; (2) general evaluation methods, concepts, and guidelines; (3) important procedures to follow when conducting a program evaluation; (4) tests and measurement instruments that can be used; (5) general guidelines for recording, storing, and analyzing program effectiveness data; (6) guidelines for documenting the results of the program evaluation, including constructing graphs and tables and writing program evaluation reports; (7) a description of how evaluation results can inform program planning; and (8) an annotated list of resources relating to family literacy program evaluation including 29 books and articles, 9 publishers of tests and measurement instruments, and 11 literacy organizations. (KC)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Citations (References), Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Federal Programs, Integrated Services, Literacy Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Resources, Student Evaluation, Tests

Autor: Polzella, Donald J.; Fine, Mark A.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9066&id=ED384779

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