ERIC Number: ED216051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Co-Equals Team Approach to Planning, Managing, and Reporting an Evaluation.
Stevens, Floraline I.
An innovative approach to planning, managing, and reporting evaluations was created by a need for conducting an effective evaluation in a bureaucratic setting where credibility was important. A more comprehensive and all-inclusive evaluation results when one person's evaluation perspective is expanded to include other approaches and viewpoints. An evaluation team was chosen by the District's administrator/manager. The team consisted of co-equals who had expert knowledge and specific skills. The team of five experts was chosen because of specific and unique skills and expertise they could contribute. The strengths and weaknesses of the co-equals team approach were generated from responses to a questionnaire. The strengths were combined brainpower applied to the evaluations design and methodology, cost effectiveness due to combined abilities and skills, and completion of evaluation in an effective, professional manner. The weaknesses were lack of clarity of team roles in the beginning of organization and feelings of uncertainty due to the absence of a leader. A team of skilled professionals was employed part time. The co-equals team approach was a productive evaluation model. One evaluator cannot have all of the skills found in a team approach. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evaluator Credibility; Los Angeles Unified School District CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).