ERIC Number: ED201680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Objective-Referenced Observational Model for Evaluating Staff Development Programs.
A system was developed to allow an observer/evaluator to objectively evaluate inservice teacher training workshops along twelve dimensions covering content, method of presentation, and participation, using a series of objective observable criteria identified by program administrators. The system provided a comprehensive evaluation of staff training while removing much of the burden of workshop evaluation from participating teachers. Involvement of administrators in tailoring the instrument for specific program goals made evaluation a natural outgrowth of program planning and an effective means of providing immediate evaluation information in a usable form. Although the model was used in the evaluation of the Title I inservice training program in the Dallas Independent School District, it may be adapted to the specific objectives of any local inservice training program. The Personnel Development Observation Form and Participants' Questionnaire are included. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dallas Independent School District TX; Observation Criteria
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).