Web Exercises

  1. Inspect the website maintained by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), www.gasb.org and particularly the section at www.gasb.org/project_pages/index.html. Read and report on the GASB effort to improve performance measurement in government as described at http://www.gasb.org/cs/ContentServer?c=Document_C&pagename=GASB%2FDocument_C%2FGASBDocumentPage&cid=1176157172660.
  2. Describe the resources available for evaluation researchers at one of the following three websites: www.wmich.edu/evalctr, http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/tools/, and http://ieg.world bankgroup.org/.
  3. You can check out the latest information regarding the D.A.R.E. program at www.dare.com. Check out “About” and “Mission/Vision.” What is the current approach? Can you find information on the web about current research on D.A.R.E.?
  4. Evaluation research is a big industry! Two examples are pro­vided by Mathematica Policy Research, www.mathematica-mpr.com/publications/PDFs/evalabstinence.pdf, and the Policy Evaluation and Research Center at Educational Testing Services, http://www.ets.org/research/perc/. Summarize their work.