Ethical Dilemmas

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thical work by program evaluators needs honesty and transparency among stakeholders. The ethical guidelines are crucial to carrying out any form data collection. The Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) help protects both the stakeholders and evaluators (JCSEE, 2016). The power of data, however, to decide program deficiencies and tell the field evaluators about effective programs. Ethical considerations and dilemmas found in Grand City’s “Ethical Dilemmas,” “Project Plan for Evaluation Statewide Afterschool Initiative,” and “Evaluation of a School Improvement Grant to Increase Parent Involvement” comes down to objectivity. What we think of objectivity is bias, prejudice, and the underlying assumptions that may…show more content…
Larson and panel seemed to overwhelm with the attempt of this evaluation (Spaulding, 2014). Ms. Larson decided that looking at all the programs was too much and by looking at similar programs, and characteristics would be easier (such as, similar grade levels, and hours of operation, partners and the curriculum) (Spaulding, 2014). Ms. Larson and the committee decided to send surveys out to all after-school programs to see which programs are alike. After that, they were able to focus on student attendance in these similar programs. In light of this, Ms. Larson should have brought the surveys to the table. First, it would save time, money and effort. Looking at the JCSEE Standards (2016) include the “F1 Project Management Standard: Evaluations should use effective project management strategies. Effective planning will help to name the work that needs to be completed and to increase assessment “feasibility” by reducing waste (Yarbrough, Shulha, Hopson, and Caruthers, 2011 p. 80). Moreover, it helps with scheduling and staffing to make sure that there are enough resources to conduct the program evaluation and done promptly for the success of it. Another standard A6 Sound Designs and Analyses Standard: Evaluations should use technically adequate designs and analyses that are proper for the evaluation purposes” suit this particular scenario (Yarbrough, Shulha, Hopson, and Caruthers, 2011 p.157). Almost every evaluation requires a design that
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