Agenda Item #28
Independent Evaluation Services for Even Start Program
The Even Start Program integrates early childhood, adult literacy parenting education, interactive parent and child literacy activities into a single, unified family literacy program. Even Start is implemented in collaboration with community programs in cooperation with the district Student-Parent Programs at Cocoa, Eau Gallie, Palm Bay and Titusville high schools. A copy of the board approved Even Start Grant (7/20/10 F-17) is available in the Office of Early Childhood Education in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction.
In accordance with Even Start legislation, an independent evaluator must be hired to conduct a program evaluation. The service time will be devoted to evaluation development and validation, on-site participation observation, on-site and raw data collection and analysis, as well as project staff meetings, evaluation instrument development and report development.
The cost of the evaluation is $15,000 for 20 days or 160 hours of service. Compensation is inclusive of all expenses for services provided.
Approve Optimal Performance, Inc. to perform a grant required independent evaluation of the Brevard County Even Start Program at a cost of $15,000 for 20 days or 160 hours of services.
Information - 3/22/2011
Consent after Information4/26/2011
Authority for Action
P.L. 107-110 (NCLB) and P.L. 106-554 (LIFT)
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Grant
Dr. Sally Shinn, Resource Teacher for Even Start 264-3099
Teresa Wright, Director of Early Childhood and Title I x340
Attachment: Bigbie Vida.pdf
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