Question 1 _______________ is a process of multidisciplinary inquiry designed to create, critically assess, and communicate information that is useful in understanding and improving policies.
A. Political implementation
B. Policy analysis
C. Rational analysis
D. Experimental groups
Question 2 ________ policy analysis involves asking good questions about the problem to be solved and the proposals to remedy it.
Question 3 Which of the following is not a step in a typical method of policy analysis?
a) How is the problem defined?
b) What is the nature or cause of the problem?
c) What are the proposed policy alternatives and what do they intend to accomplish?
d) What alternative does the president, governor, or other executive prefer?
Question 4 Unintended effects of policies are called _____________ or externalities.
A. Fallover effects
B. Pushover effects
C. Spillover effects
D. Rollover effects
Question 5 Which of the following is not an activity designed to carry out the intention of the law?
A. Creating, organizing, and staffing agencies to carry out the new policy, or assigning new responsibilities to existing agencies and personnel
B. Monitoring the activities used to carry out the policy
C. Dismissing directives, rules, regulations, and guidelines to translate policies into specific courses of action
D. Directing and coordinating both personnel and expenditures toward the achievement of policy objectives
Question 6 Which of the following is not an obstacle to rational implementation of a policy?
Question 7 Despite widespread distaste for the word _________________, virtually all public functions are handled by this type of organization.
Question 8 SOPs, which are ________________, are routines that enable officials to perform numerous tasks every day.
A. Supportive operating program
B. Subjective operating procedure
C. Substitute operating program
D. Standard operating procedures
Question 9 Between 1970 and present day, there has been _______________ in agreement on whether or not social service programs were worthwhile.
C. Less social workers
D. More Senate members
Question 10 Which of the following is not a type of question suggested for rational evaluation?
A. The need for program services
B. The importance of localized support
C. The program's conceptualization or design
D. Program outcomes
Question 11 In a perfect world, policy evaluators would first conduct a carefully executed ____________ to identify the target group.
A. Needs assessment
B. Support assessment
C. Economic assessment
D. Preliminary assessment
Question 12 From the rational evaluator's perspective, the second step is identifying a ______________________ to the problem.
A. Relationship of need
B. Predictability of resolve
C. Predominate goal in relation
D. Rational or logical response
Question 13 During implementation of a policy, the evaluator is to conduct a ________________ evaluation.
Question 14 Once a model of treatment or services for a policy is being utilized, then ________ to the model is important.
Question 15 The last step for policy implementation is __________ evaluation.
Question 16 The final step in policy implementation is assessing______________, which is difficult to conduct.
A. Resources and effectiveness
B. Cost-benefit and effectiveness
C. Resources and efficiency
D. Cost-benefit and efficiency
Question 17 Which of the following is not a political problem that makes rational policy evaluation difficult?
A. Uselessness of evaluations
B. Unclear, ambiguous program goals
C. Symbolic goals
D. Unhappy findings
Question 18 ____________ is a program that has received mixed views since its conception during President Johnson's war on poverty.
B. No child left behind
D. Head start
Question 19 Which of the following is not an effort taken by the government to assess the utility of their programs?
A. Comparison with professional standards
B. Site visits
C. Private hearings
D. Program measures
Question 20 Which of the following is not a formal evaluation study tool?
A. Classic experiment design
B. Non-controlled studies
C. Quasiexperimental design
D. Pretest-posttest design
Question 21 When several observations are made before and several observations are made after, this is generally referred to as a _____________.
A. Time series design
B. Cost-benefit design
C. Before and after design
D. Pre and post observation design
Question 22 A new generation of programs began to emerge based on theories of social and___________ inoculation that addressed children's social milieu
Question 23 In 1983, ______________ was established as a joint project of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
A. Head start
B. No child left behind
Question 24 Which of the following is not part of a logic model?
A. Diagnostic testing
B. Program Objectives
Question 25 An experiment design employs two groups: a(n) ______________ group and a(n) _________ group.
A. Experimental; control
B. Pretest; Posttest
C. Experimental; Posttest
D. Prestest; Control