ERIC Number: ED212081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Program Review Handbook.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
California's review process has been designed to judge the effects of the school program on students and staff and to identify opportunities for improving the program. Program reviews, which may be conducted by the state Department of Education, county or district personnel, or school staff, are developed primarily from observation of individual students, analysis of the students' current work, instructional staff and student explanations of students' current and past activities, and instructional and management material used by the staff. A program review is organized into three secions, involving the effect of instruction on students, the effect of support on instruction, and the effect of the improvement process on support and instruction. Each section contains the criteria for judging quality, a guide for collecting information, and work sheets for preparing suggestions on program improvement. Each quality criterion is measured on a seven-point scale from high effectiveness to low effectiveness. This scale is based on three paragraphs describing school programs with high, middle, or low effectiveness. The reviewer decides which description best fits each aspect of the program. The guide for collecting information about each criterion identifies areas of investigation, primary sources of information, and methods of verifying information. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($1.50; California residents must add sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.