Cover: Evaluating the National Institute of Education.

Evaluating the National Institute of Education.

Published 1973

by Senta A. Raizen

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This paper begins by examining the context within which the National Institute of Education (NIE) is likely to be evaluated: What will it be expected to achieve? Who will assess its achievements? Why will assessments be made? When should they be made? The second part of the paper deals with how some evaluations can be conducted. Suggested dimensions are: (1) technical quality of the R&D supported by the NIE, (2) choice of questions or problems being addressed, (3) effectiveness of program output, and (4) distribution of funds and other benefits. For each of these dimensions, some criteria and evaluation methods are given. The last section discusses briefly how evaluation results could be used to improve the performance of the NIE by application to resource allocation, management procedures, and organization. 27 pp. Bibliog.

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