ERIC Number: ED216024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Increasing School Effectiveness through School-Based Evaluation.
McCarthy, Dennis P.; And Others
The School Improvement Project (SIP) and Local School Development Project are two school-based constituency planning programs. The Documentation Unit is responsible for ongoing documentation and evaluation of them. The goals of the unit included holistic school assessment, development of school based needs assessment and evaluation activities, and ability of SIP staff and school planning committees to continue evaluation activities independently after the Documentation Unit ceased to exist. The comprehensive needs assessment consisted of school profiles, school effectiveness survey data, and building and grounds observation assessment. A school committee could apply the assessment procedures with limited or no outside assistance. However, the assistance of an outside evaluator has several advantages. These include greater objectivity and neutrality, more openness from staff in interview responses, and less of a time burden on school staff for data collection and analysis. Bi-weekly progress reports were designed to monitor the ongoinq implementation of each component of the school plan. The three components of the annual evaluation of the SIP were an update of school profiles, reassessment of the school along five school effectiveness factors, and assessment of the planning process and success of individual plan components. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education; School Effectiveness; School Improvement Project (New York City)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).