ERIC Number: ED214232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
How to Evaluate Your School Instructional Program. Curriculum Is a Board Member Responsibility.
California School Boards Association, Sacramento.
To help California school board members fulfill their duties, this guidebook tells them how to begin evaluating district curriculum and instructional materials. The first chapter reviews school boards' legal responsibilities for educational program evaluation, under California state law, state board of education decrees, and legal interpretations. Chapter two gives the beginning steps in evaluating instructional programs and suggests what individual board members' roles should be and what they should ask when visiting the schools. The formal evaluation process is discussed in chapter three, including district goal-setting, a sample board policy on curriculum planning, the instructional evaluation cycle, educators' and community members' roles in evaluation, and resources and criteria for the evaluation process. The final chapter presents examples of how four California school boards handled the evaluation of their instructional programs. Attached to the guidebook are a brief bibliography and a sample schedule for textbook evaluation. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California School Boards Association, Sacramento.
Note: Prepared by the 1980-81 CSBA Task Force on Evaluation of Instructional Programs and Materials.