ERIC Number: ED216011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation and School Districts.
Lyon, Catherine Dillon; And Others
The "Evaluation and School Districts" project is designed to analyze educational evaluation at the local educational agency level to determine the extent to which district evaluation offices contribute to the renewal of public education. Results of a survey indicate that the existence of an evaluation office is partially a function of district size. Evaluation offices are usually in one of the typical lines of authority; are dominated by school district personnel rather than consultants; and are not exclusively in charge of formal assessment. Local districts provide the bulk of evaluation office funding, but it is a small percentage of their total budget. Most evaluation offices do not have adequate personnel resources. Student achievement is the dominant topic of data collection, and testing is the major method. Most evaluation offices administer testing programs. The average evaluation office spends 40 percent of its time on instructional clients and 60 percent with administrators. A directory of heads of evaluation offices (January 1979) is attached. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers: Evaluation Research
Note: A separate directory lists heads of school district evaluation offices (Jan 79); For related documents, see ED 212 666-667.