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ERIC Number: ED065601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 11
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Model for Upgrading Program Evaluation at the Local School Level.
Fleming, Margaret
A training effort to upgrade the competencies of classroom teachers in program evaluation at the local school level was undertaken by the Division of Research and Development of the Cleveland Public Schools during the Spring of 1971. The model for this training effort was the Evaluation Liaison Teacher Plan, which provided for assignment of an Evaluation Liaison Teacher to each school to serve as a resource for the school staff in assessment of its programs. The model was implemented in connection with the summer school programming offered in Cleveland's Title I schools during the summer of 1971. This model evolved from involving assumptions: (1) the recognition of the classroom teacher as the key facilitator of instruction and its evaluation; (2) utilization of in-line administrative channels to support evaluative processes through emphasis of the principal's responsibility at the school level; and (3) Placement of responsibility for instructional evaluation in the classroom. Operationally, major program elements included: (1) assignment of an evaluation liaison teacher to serve each school, (2) design of protocol materials and training mediums in application of evaluation to school programs, and (3) provision of "hands-on" training for liaison teachers in various aspects of evaluation. At the end of the program, questionnaires were distributed randomly to participants and school staff and to 48 evaluation liaison teachers. About three out of four teachers believed the plan should be continued. Sixty-seven percent of the elementary teachers and 72 percent of the secondary teachers were in favor of the idea of an evaluation liaison teacher in each building. At least one out of two fellow staff members of teachers were also in favor of the program. (CK)
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cleveland)