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Program Evaluation

What Makes Even Start Program Evaluation Unique?

Congress established the need for performance evaluation in the Even Start legislation. In doing so, Congress specifically directed that Even Start evaluation be “independent” and that it is to be used for program improvement.
 
Congress has established 15 program elements for Even Start. These elements provide the organizing structure for evaluation activities and reports including the Texas LEARNS Even Start Evaluation Format. View the Texas LEARNS Even Start evaluation format (http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/texasLearns/esdocs/evaldetail.htm).

Resources

Several Texas Even Start Evaluation Resources are available on the Texas LEARNS Even Start in Texas web page, including the following:
(http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/texasLearns/es/esmain.htm)
  • Approved Even Start Program External Evaluators
  • Even Start Evaluation Format for 2004-2005
  • Detail for Even Start Evaluation Format for 2004-2005
  • FAQs for the Texas Even Start Evaluation Format
  • Instructions for Reporting Indicators of Program Quality and Adult Education Performance Indicators
  • Texas Annual Evaluator Workshop
  • Guide to Local Evaluations of Even Start Family Literacy Programs
The Texas Even Start Administrative Manual also contains information on the Selection and Use of an Independent Evaluator and Texas Guidance Regarding Even Start Local Program Evaluation.

 

References

Appel, E. M., Dwyer, M. C., Frankel, S. L., & Russell, M. B. (2005). Guide to Local Evaluations of Even Start Family Literacy Programs. Washington, D. C.: U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved April 28, 2005 from http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/texasLearns/esdocs/guide2loceval.htm.