ERIC Number: ED251363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Verifying the Vision: A Self-Evaluation Instrument for the Catholic Elementary School.
Reck, Carleen; Coreil, Judith
This self-evaluation instrument helps evaluation participants focus on the basic elements that have been universally recognized by the Catholic Church and its educators as well as on those factors that are considered essential to any sound educational process. The first of six chapters, chapter I, describes the purpose of the instrument. Chapter II outlines general preparation for the evaluation. Chapter III, the bulk of the document, contains the actual evaluation forms. A three-step process (awareness, assessment, and analysis) for completing the instrument is designed to assure readiness of the school community, provide for the actual assessment of the school, and provide for analysis to guarantee movement toward a long-range improvement plan. Five areas emphasized in this instrument include: philosophy, the Catholic school as community, the Catholic school in the community, the teaching/learning program, and organizational services. Summary forms conclude chapter III. In chapter IV, guidelines for the coordinator/consultant are briefly presented, followed by guidelines for the visiting team in chapter V. These guidelines focus on preliminary duties of a visiting chairperson, the instruction and orientation of a visiting team, the written report, and follow-up duties. The final chapter, chapter VI, focuses on designing and implementing an improvement plan; it is followed by sample forms, a guide for ordering, and a glossary of terms. (LH)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Organizational Effectiveness, Philosophy, Program Evaluation, Religious Education, School Community Relationship, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Sample Forms
Note: Project partially funded by a grant from the Knights of Columbus Father Michael J. McGivney Memorial Fund for New Initiatives in Catholic Education. Pages printed on colored paper will not reproduce clearly.