ERIC Number: ED103770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Student Activities. New Directions for Student Councils, Number 6.
Hearn, Arthur C.
It is obvious that there has to be a program of student activities in existence before it can be evaluated, but evaluation need not always be accomplished last. It can provide feedback into a program and improve it. A worthwhile evaluation, however, is often difficult to find. Before an evaluator can go to work, he must have clear in his own mind the guidelines he is to follow in weighing his data. In other words, he must realize what questions must be asked before he can expect useful and usable answers. This booklet, the sixth in the New Directions for Student Councils series, is intended to provide some insight into the appropriate functions of evaluation and to suggest some criteria against which the adviser and student officer can measure the effectiveness of a program and decide how, when, where, and by whom it shall be done. The booklet is divided into the following topical areas: (1) the need for evaluation, (2) some principles of evaluation, (3) objectives of student activities, (4) three procedures useful in evaluation, (5) a proposed set of evaluation criteria, and (6) points to remember when doing an evaluation. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Extracurricular Activities, Guidelines, Pamphlets, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Workers, School Activities, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Government
The National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1201 16th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 (HC-$1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Note: For related documents, see CG 009 641-652