ERIC Number: ED242023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Guide for School Evaluation Based on "A Nation at Risk...The Imperative for Educational Reform."
Brimm, Paul; And Others
Developed to assist schools in making an in-depth study of the recommendations set forth in "A Nation At Risk," this package of evaluation materials provides questions and a structure to guide data collection and analysis. A separate section of instructions precedes the evaluation instruments and contains a list of recommended reading for schools undertaking an evaluation, recommendations for establishing a coordinating committee to plan and supervise the evaluation, and a discussion of the role of teacher subcommittees in pursuing specific aspects of the evaluation. The evaluation instrument is divided into sections for social studies, English, science, mathematics, and the arts. Each section follows a uniform format. Educators react to 36 statements stemming from "A Nation At Risk" by indicating their opinion of the recommendation, the current practice in their school with regard to the statement, and the action decided upon. Also provided are suggestions for collecting data relevant to each recommendation. Recommendations concern curriculum content and design, student assignments, teacher qualifications, special programs for special populations, attendance, and teacher salaries and promotion. (LP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Individual Needs, Language Arts, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Promotion
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Identifiers: Nation at Risk (A); National Commission on Excellence in Education; PF Project